Big Shots raises £23,000 for industry charity
The annual Big Shots clay pigeon shooting event has raised £23,000 for The Furniture Makers’ Company, the furnishing industry’s charity.
The fundraising event, which is now in its 23rd year, was once again held at EJ Churchill Shooting Ground in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire. 33 teams, made up of representatives from across the furnishing industry, took part in this year’s fundraiser. Attendees enjoyed a day of traditional clay pigeon shooting as well as some novelty stands, including axe throwing (pictured), paintballing marksmanship and the blunderbuss.
‘Big Shots continues to be a highlight in the calendar and we are incredibly grateful for the support of major sponsor and organiser Furniture Village and all of the other companies for their generosity. It is through fundraisers like Big Shots that The Furniture Makers’ Company can achieve its aims of educating young talent for the future, driving excellence and helping people who have fallen on tough times,’ said Tony Smart, Furniture Makers’ Company master.
Companies that supported Big Shots through sponsorship or a donation to the auction and raffle included Amazing Venues, BrightHouse, Cheffins, The Clare Family Trust, Colourfast, Creo, Celtheath, Davy’s of London, Fare of London, JH Haskin & Son, Knoll, Peroda and ViSpring.
‘Big Shots 2017 was a fantastic day which saw industry leaders come together for a wonderful day of shooting and networking. I would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who attended and helped make Big Shots a success once again. Big Shots continues to be one of the furnishing industry’s favourite networking days, while also raising vital funds for our industry’s charity,’ said Charlie Harrison, Furniture Village director of multichannel and organiser of the event.
The full results of the competition were: Top Gun (Male): Paul Wiseman, Headlam; Top Gun (Female): Emily Nickless, Sofa Brands International; Top Gun (Novice): Ross Riley, TMWi; Top Team: Headlam; Runner-up Team: Haskins Hot Shots (Haskins Retail Centre); Bottom Team: Handy Hotshots; Four Man Flurry: Haskins Hot Shots (Haskins Retail Centre) and Worst Male Shot of the Day: Paul Roe, Knoll.
Next year’s Big Shots will take place on 6 June 2018.