BCCC Charity Clay Pigeon Shoot 2018 - a major success
39 teams entered the 2018 BCCC Charity Clay Pigeon Shoot and the 200+ participants and helpers enjoyed ideal weather, a constant supply of doughnuts and bottled water and some excellent, varied sport. The event included axe-throwing, archery, pistol shooting and shooting at the remote controlled plane - the Gnat - as well as conventional clay pigeon shooting!
The day concluded with a glorious three curse meal served in the fabulous venue that is the Wellington Barn at Calstone. Charles Lucas auctioneer sold 38 lots at the auction, which made £25,000. Huge thanks goes to all the Welly Barn staff and Sweet Pea Caterers.
The whole event was sponsored by many individuals and businesses - allowing us to make a total of £56,000 for charity. £28,000 has gone to Julia's House, £8,000 to the Devizes Opportunity Centre, £8,000 to Ataxia (the charity for the neuromuscular condition of children), £4,000 to Dorothy House and £5,000 to the charity that the cricket clud administers for local charities over the two years 'between shoots'. For example, we have just donated £1,000 for the defibrillator to be sited in Coate near Devizes, the home of BCCC.
As a result of running six biannual shoots, the club has been able to donate a total of £195,000 to charity.