A young archer from Dalry has received a £1,000 sponsorship from Cunninghame Housing Association (CHA).

Jonathan Ralston first picked up a bow at the age of six, and continues to travel to competitions across the country.

The youngster recently travelled to a competition in Burton-on-Trent, where he won the under-16 age group.

Jonathan was initially awarded £500 in July 2019, before CHA opted to sponsor him for a further two years.

The funds have allowed him to purchase a new bow , assisting with travel and accommodation costs also.

Chairperson John Kelly said: “It is great to see him progress in his chosen sport.”

Jonathan’s funding is provided through CHA’s Making Our Communities a Better Place Fund - a scheme which operates throughout the year until allocated funding is exhausted.

Groups or individuals interested in finding out more about this fund should visit cunninghame-housing.org.