Northern Big Shots tops fund-raising target
This year’s Northern Big Shots charity clay pigeon shooting event has topped the amount of money raised in 2016.
Mote than £17,000 was raised for The Furniture Makers at the event at the Coniston Hotel and country estate near Skipton, with 15 teams taking part.
‘It really was a an amazing day which saw industry leaders from around the country come together for a great day of shooting and networking. We had everyone from experienced shooters to people who had never picked up a gun in their life before; others who had come all the way from Belgium to take part plus someone else who had come from Florida in the USA,’ said organiser Victor Giannandrea.
‘Our raffles alone raised more than £2,000 and thanks to a number of very generous sponsors we were able to boost the amount raised to even more than last year, ensuring the day was both enjoyable and very worthwhile.
‘I was also thrilled that my original shooting partner, Ian Peel, an Olympic silver medallist at clay shooting was able to join us for the day as my personal guest to present the prizes.’
Winners on the day were: Top Team: Howdens Joinery; Top Gun (Male): Steve Kelly, (Mattress Online with the Breasely team); Top Gun (Female): Sarah Harris (Steinhoff); Flurry: The Furniture Makers (pictured); Pool winner: Jonny Westbrooke (The Furniture Makers); International Team: Steinhoff; Best Experienced Shot (Male): Duncan Weister (DJ Weisters); Best Intermediate Shot (Male): Phil Mercer (Howdens); Best Novice Shot (Male): Keith Humble (Sleepeeze); Best Novice Shot (Female): Helen James (Breasley); A for Effort!: Linda Keelan (KI Europe); Flashers!: Phil Mercer and David Imrie.
The Bentley Bentayga draw was won by Rebecca Sansome (Lookers) and the BMW X5 draw by David Dewing (past master of the Furniture Makers).
The 2018 Northern Big Shots will be held on Thursday 26 April.