Queen with gamekeepers

Queen makes donation in support of gamekeepers

HM The Queen has 
shown her support for the fieldsports community by making a donation to the Gamekeepers’ Welfare Trust. The gift to the charity was revealed following the Trust’s annual general meeting last month, though the donated sum remains undisclosed. Founded in 1992, the Trust was set up to…

Charity clay pigeon shoot

22 important points you should know BEFORE organising a charity clay day

With thanks to the Clay Pigeon Shooting Association (CPSA) for its help in compiling this key advice. Get a Section 11(6) permission under the 1968 Firearms Act from your local police firearms department. This allows non-certificate holders to be in possession of ammunition and a shotgun under supervision. Most police…

Country Food Trust

Game meat sent to those in need

Thousands of people struggling with food poverty have had a hot meal of pheasant or partridge to eat over the past two years thanks to the charitable work of the Country Food Trust. The initiative, set up by its chief executive Tim Woodward in 2016, produced more than 20,000 ready-to-eat…

game to feed homeless

Keepers helped feed homeless this Christmas

Angus and Grampian gamekeepers teamed up to give more than 600 homeless and vulnerable people a freshly cooked meal of local game over the festive period. Members of the Angus Glens Moorland Group and Grampian Moorland Group worked to deliver locally reared oven-ready pheasants and partridges, as well as fresh…

£190k raised for Great Ormond Street at charity shoot

The Royal Berkshire Shooting School (RBSS) has raised £190,000 for Great Ormond Street Hospital and Marie Curie at its 20th annual charity clay pigeon shoot. The event, which has been chaired each year by Andrew Taee, fundraising patron for both charities, saw 25 teams of four Guns compete in a…

charity clay shoot

Massive £240k raised for charity by Eadie clayshoot

A clay shoot and auction, organised by Gerard Eadie’s Shoot Charitable Trust, has raised almost a quarter of a million pounds for charity. The annual shoot, the 16th organised by the boss of double-glazing specialist CR Smith, was held at Auchterhouse Country Sports near Dundee last month. Forty-one teams of…

Sir Ian Botham

Sir Ian Botham criticises BBC for being “anti-shooting” – do you agree?

Cricket legend, philanthropist and countryman Sir Ian Botham has come under fire after pledging to donate 10,000 
game birds from his shooting estates to those in need. Pheasants, partridges and a £40,000 donation The pheasants and partridges will be sent to the Country Food Trust between October and February, along…

A-lister celebrities who have shot clays for charity

via GIPHY Sir Sean Connery The original James Bond stirred himself on the clay ground when he was part of Sir Jackie Stewart’s Rolex Celebrity Challenge at Gleneagles Shooting School. The charitable event raised an impressive £650,000.     Vinnie Jones Well-known as a keen countryman, as well as a film…

Geri Halliwell

Geri Halliwell shoots clays for charity

Bit of clay shooting today 💥 @wingsforlife @fabianaecclestone #wingsforlife A post shared by Geri Horner (@therealgerihalliwell) on Jul 12, 2017 at 8:08am PDT Geri Horner, as she is now known, has taken to country life with enthusiasm since marrying in 2015 and lives with her husband on an estate in…

Marie Curie Charity shoot

Shooters contribute £2.5 billion to the economy annually. So why aren’t they applauded?

Shooting’s massive contribution to the British economy has already been well stated. But it never hurts to keep repeating. Without the £2.5 billion shelled out by shooters each year, many countryside communities would be in financial queer street. You only need to look at my market town to see what shooting brings to the area. Local businesses do…

Charity clay shoots fundraising

Charity clay shoots are raising thousands

Charity clay shoots proving popular and successful Clayshooters are now using their skills and enthusiasm to benefit many good causes and  celebrities are also getting in on the act. Recently £63,000 was raised for Child Bereavement UK and St. Richard’s Hospice by a shoot at Bransford Manor. Warter Priory Estate…

RNLI fundraising

Shooting community raises over £162,000 for Royal National Lifeboat Institution

Originally the aim was to raise enough funds to buy Whitby RNLI a new inshore lifeboat, but this target was exceeded within the first day and enough money for two more was raised during the fundraising event.  The money will be used to buy a lifeboat for the RNLI relief fleet and another lifeboat for a station…

celebs at charity clay shoot

TV stars raise £40k at charity shoot

Television star Phillip Schofield and his wife Stephanie have raised more than £40,000 for children’s hospice charity Shooting Star Chase at a clay pigeon shoot at The Royal Berkshire Shooting School (RBSS) earlier this month. Mr Schofield has been a patron of the charity, which cares for babies, children and young people with life-limiting conditions, and their families, for…

Cherwell Gundog Club

£250 raised for air ambulance and children’s hospital

This is the first full year of training by the Club and everybody involved had a wonderful time, particularly the dogs! You can reach Cherwell Gundog Club here. Don’t forget to send the Editor of Shooting UK news of your charity successes with a good quality photograph.

Charity clay shoot

Charity clay pigeon shoot hosted by the Earl & Countess Scarbrough raises £11,000

Twenty-seven teams of game and clayshooters came together for the event which was sponsored by Torne Valley Farm and Country Stores, BASC , Eley Hawk, Guy Salmon Land Rover and JF Nevilles.  In addition to excellent clayshooting guests enjoyed good food, a gun dog display, sporting air rifles, archery and…

charity clay shoot

Charity clay shoot raises over £1000 for The Royal Marines

With 16 teams, including entries from Ladds Guns, Castle Hill, North Molton, Buttery Shoot, Temple, Luscombe, Devon Plant Services and the Marines, all Guns were put through their paces on a challenging course in the grounds of the house. ‘Ladds Slackers’ from Ladds Guns were in top position, with the Marines team placing second and ‘The…

Charity clay shoot winners

Charity clay shoot raises more than £15,000 for Papworth Hospital

Competitors totalling some 100 individuals, took part in the all-day event at John Bidwell’s shooting grounds at High Lodge, near Darsham, Suffolk. The competition consisted of an 80-bird sporting layout, broken into two separate courses with every competitor shooting each stand. In addition, two 80 bird, 4 man team flushes were…