The light rain didn’t dampen proceedings as, Incentive FM Group’s annual clay pigeon shoot raised over £10,000 with extra donations still coming in, for Scotty’s Little Soldiers. The event was held at the fantastic EJ Churchill Shooting Ground in High Wycombe – home to the World Championships of Shooting. The day comprised of a welcome breakfast, safety briefing, shooting, post shoot champagne, lunch, prizes and fundraising auction. All the guns were joined by Stuart Robinson and Kate Dring from Scotty’s Little Soldiers Charity, to provide education and discussion about the charity, as well as assisting with the raffle and auction.
Fourteen teams (70 guns) entered, with each ranked at regular, occasional and novice standards. For the first team a flurry system was adopted, meaning that everyone shot together as a team. There was stiff competition across the Incentive FM Group companies, as well as several key clients and suppliers.
The winning team was Gavin Jones Ltd with a staggering 310, with Barclays and the Incentive FM Group team, captained by Chairman Jeremy Waud in joint second place on 301. Amusingly, the Bluewater Shopping Centre team took home a cuddly pheasant toy each for the clay conservation prize with a score of 187.
The instructors for the day were tasked with voting for the best male and best female of the day, judged on number of clays hit and the difficulty of the clays hit. Claire Huffman of Morphose took the ladies prize, and Andy Mighall of Gavin Jones was the High Gun for the males.
Incentive FM chairman Jeremy Waud said:
“Yet again, the charity clay pigeon shoot was a fantastic and fun event and we are thrilled to have raised over £10,000 for Scotty’s Little Soldiers, which is a very worthy cause.