Friday 11th October marked a momentous occasion for the Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust as £150,000 was raised towards the Breast Cancer Clinical Trials Unit at an exclusive charity shooting day.
The Shooting Challenge, sponsored by Sunseeker London and UHY Hacker Young, was held in the beautiful grounds of the Royal Berkshire Shooting School. A total of 88 guests attended the exclusive clay pigeon shoot. Divided into 12 teams, each took part in 10 simulated game drives for an exciting day at the RBSS. Not to be out-performed by some of the more ‘seasoned’ shooters in attendance, several of the ladies teams performed exceptionally, with Alexis Lewis claiming the high accolade of “Top Lady Gun” at the PAH Breast Cancer Trials day. Afterwards, guests enjoyed a champagne reception and an amazing three-course lunch prepared by TV chef Mike Robinson.
Sunseeker London‘s Managing Director David Lewis today presented Associate Specialist in Breast Surgery, Ashraf Patel, with a £100,000 cheque from charitable organisation the Autumn Trust, supported by Sunseeker International founder Robert Braithwaite CBE DL. David explained this morning; “it’s great to be involved with this charity because it is at the head of significant discoveries in its research into breast cancer, and the team is so dedicated.”
Back at the Shooting Challenge on Friday, a charity auction at the raised £36,000, with lots including meals at two Galvin restaurants donated by Michelin-starred chef Chris Galvin, an 18ct red gold charm bracelet designed for the charity by Mayfair jeweller David Marshall, which fetched £4,250, and a canvas signed by street artist Pure Evil which went for £3,500.
Amongst the VIP list of attendees at the shoot was Made in Chelsea star Francis Boulle, who commented on the tremendous effort from the organisers and supporters; “it was great to see how much money was raised,” said Francis, 24, who owns a gold mine in Ghana, “some close friends and family have suffered from breast cancer, so it’s an important cause close to my heart.”
Victoria Gerlis, Charity Manager at Sunseeker London and one of the main organisers of the event, added; “Francis was a really great guy to come along and support our charity, which works to help Essex ladies. The whole day was a huge success and I was thrilled at the amount we raised.”
Mr Patel said of the day’s success; “I am so overwhelmed by the amazing generosity of the Autumn Trust and thank them, Sunseeker London and everyone who supported the shooting day. I thank everyone on behalf of the trials unit. It will make a huge difference so that more women can benefit from our work trialling revolutionary new drugs for breast cancer patients.”
To support the PAH NHS Trust Charitable Fund and find out more about the incredible work its team does to do combat breast cancer, visit their Facebook and Twitter pages – both are packed full with news, events and information on how you can help this fantastic cause.
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