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2014 Charity Clay Target Shoot


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Just over 50 people gathered at The Oxford Gun Company near Brill on Saturday 13th September for the fourth Finders Keepers annual charity shoot to raise money for The Royal British Legion Poppy appeal.

Staff members (old and new), friends, family, landlords, tenants, contractors and suppliers all joined to enjoy the sunshine and take part in either our main competition shoot (a sporting layout of 50 targets ranging from crossers, driven, quartering and going away targets) or our ‘Have a go shoot’ for our slightly less experienced shooters.

Victory of the main competition shoot belonged Charles Saunders who triumphantly matched the club record of 50/50 – one of only two occasions that this has been achieved since the club opened in 1982. An outstanding result – he walked away with the Finders Keepers Trophy, a bottle of champagne and £60 cash. In second place was Paul Jordan with an impressive 47/50 and third Mike Dawson with 45/50.

Richard Massingham was crowned winner of the ‘Have a go’ section with 23/25 and Best Lady Shooter was awarded to Tabitha Kruczko. Everyone felt included as a prize was even presented to Jason Kent courtesy of The Oxford Gun Company for the lowest competition score. Well done all!

We would like to thank everyone for coming along to the event, taking part and being great sports in order to raise money for a truly worthwhile cause. Your generosity combined with an extremely munificent donation by Andrew Ponting of B&P Properties helped us to raise a total of £742.37. Since launching the charity shoot event in 2011, we are proud to announce that a grand total of £3653.18 has been raised for various charities including Air Ambulance and Maggie’s Cancer Caring Centre.

We would also like to take this opportunity to express our gratitude to Doug and Shirley for allowing us to use their shooting ground and to Rosie Freeth for all her help in making the day so successful.

 (Photo left to right Tabitha Kruczko, Charles Saunders, Paul Rushworth)