Simulated game shooting days were not only held at the Royal Berkshire Shooting School in Pangbourne but also at five Really Wild Clay Company venues in Cheshire, Herefordshire, Hampshire, Rutland and Oxfordshire.
Supported by numerous high profile celebrities, including Spice Girl Geri Halliwell and Queen drummer Roger Taylor, the much-needed funds were raised via auctions, sponsorship and ticket sales, and benefited charities such as The Prince’s Trust, Willow Foundation and Great Ormond Street Hospital.
Former Arsenal and Scotland goalkeeper, Bob Wilson co-founded Willow Foundation in 1999.
Hosting their sixth consecutive annual fundraising day at RBSS last week, Bob said: “This year’s sell-out event raised more than ever before. Dylan and his team are super slick and completely unflappable. The whole day is always so well run, I never have to worry about any element of it.”
“Fundraising in this economic climate has become increasingly difficult for many charities, but we have always found days at RBSS extremely effective.”
The shooting school’s Dylan Williams added: “Since the shooting school was established in 1991, we have helped raise over £18 million for charities.
Our involvement in running charity shoots is over and above simply presenting clay pigeons – our days have become a highly successful way of raising significant funds for worthwhile causes.
I would like to take this opportunity to pay tribute to the RBSS team on their remarkable achievement over the past five weeks.”
Picture caption (left to right): Queen drummer Roger Taylor, Stereophonics bass player Richard Jones, Team Captain Lisa Dennis and Spice Girl Geri Halliwell recently shooting at Highclere Castle which raised £380,000 for Great Ormond Street Hospital.
Royal Berkshire Shooting Group helps raise over £800k for charity