Sunseeker London is delighted to report on its participation in three clay pigeon charity shoots during the month of May. The three separate shoots raised funds and awareness for the Starlight Children’s Foundation, DEBRA and PAH Breast Cancer Charity Trials Charity.
Friday 6th May – The Starlight Shooting Challenge at Highclere Castle
Sunseeker London Director David Lewis invited clients to shoot in the glorious grounds of Highclere Castle in support of the Starlight Children’s Foundation. The Starlight Shooting Challenge is one of the main events of its kind for the foundation, from which it hopes to raise funds to help grant wishes for seriously and terminally ill children in hospitals and hospices through the UK.
Guests arrived during the morning to commence the day with a breakfast in the Great Dining Room of Highclere Castle. Following the breakfast, the participants departed to commence the clay pigeon shoot spanning over 5 drives, including drive number 5 which was the ‘Sunseeker’ drive!
After finishing the 5 drives, lunch was served in Highclere’s Library famous from many scenes of the Downton family in the Downton Abbey TV series. Speeches were made and following the lunch the charity auction began.
Neil Swan, CEO of the Starlight Children’s Foundation comments: “A fabulous day was had by all that attended the annual Starlight shoot on the stunning grounds of Highclere. We had lovely weather while shooting at some very difficult drives, including the Sunseeker sponsored drive. Lots of fun was had and thanks to our amazingly generous guests Starlight raised over £300,000 to help seriously and terminally ill children.”
Thursday 12th May – The DEBRA City Sporting Challenge at the Royal Berkshire Shooting School
Andrew Colville, Senior Event Manager at the national DEBRA charity, reports on the very successful DEBRA City Sporting Challenge, where 18 teams competed on May 12th at the Royal Berkshire Shooting School (RBSS).
Key sponsors of the event were Sunseeker London, Aardvark Safaris, Adrian Barrows The Bespoke Tailor, Cliveden House, Constance Hotels and Resorts, Holland & Holland, JM Asscher Diamond Jewellery, Montfort Communications, James Purdey and Sons and Stratstone of Mayfair.
Dylan Williams, founder of The Royal Berkshire Shooting School (RBSS) and Katie Absalom hosted the event at RBSS. Photographs of the event were taken by Nick Robb, www.nickrobbphotography.co.uk
The City Sporting Challenge is a major event in DEBRA’s fundraising calendar established with the key support of Sunseeker London and its Managing Director David Lewis. Over the past six years the event has raised over £400,000 for DEBRA.
Andrew Colville, Senior Event Manager at the DEBRA charity comments: “The DEBRA Shooting Society supporters have helped the charity hugely through the £75,000 raised by the City Sporting Challenge. In the charity auction we were particularly aided by generous donated auction items, including two from Sunseeker London, and vigorous bidding from many sources. It was a wonderful shooting event which considerably raised awareness of DEBRA and raised vital funds too.”
The charity DEBRA hosts a number of fundraising events throughout the year to fund pioneering research to find effective treatments and, ultimately, a cure for the very painful genetic skin condition Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB). It also provides an enhanced specialist EB Nursing Service in partnership with the NHS and provides social care support to families affected by EB. For more information about DEBRA, please visit www.debra.org.uk.
Friday 13th May – The PAH Breast Cancer Charity Trials ‘Shoot out breast Cancer’ clay pigeon shoot at the Royal Berkshire Shooting School
130 Guests were treated to the upmost level of hospitality and enjoyed a full day of Clay shooting in the lush surroundings of West Berkshire. Dylan and the team at the RBSS are the most fantastic hosts and the Sunseeker London Group is proud to have hosted over 20 shoots at the grounds over the past 10 years.
Head sponsor of the days’ event was Mayer Brown who offer the very top Global Legal Services across a huge range of fields and they were delighted to be attending with 2 teams of eager guns.
Brand Partner James Purdey and Sons were on hand with their very own trap and brought a selection of their finest guns for guests to have a go with.
Porsche Mayfair were also delighted to support this worthwhile cause and were in attendance with a selection of models including the new Boxster S, the Cayman, a Macan S, a Cayenne S-Diesel, a Panamera Turbo S and a 911 Carrera 4.
The entire day helped to raise over £55,000 including the highest fetching auction lot of an evening of exquisite music with So-Ock Kim, generously donated by the world famous musician herself. So-Ock Kim even encouraged the bidders with a rousing tune which certainly pushed up the figure to £12,000. Other high-fetching auction items included 2 VIP tickets to the Goodwood festival of speed, a Private Box at Wembley Stadium to watch the NFL for 12,‘Past Reflections’ by Elizabeth Armstrong. Bidders could also win a 3 nights complimentary stay for two at Greece’s much loved five-star resort Sani Resort, coupled with airport transfers.
There was also a prize giving for the Top Guns and ever popular ‘Clay Conservation Prize’ for those who may need a little more practise for next year.
For more information on shooting events with Sunseeker London, please contact email@example.com
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