The Furniture Makers’ Company has revealed it has raised around £28,500 for charity in its annual clay pigeon shoot fundraiser Big Shots.
Taking place at E.J. Churchill Shooting Ground in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire on 9 June 2016, the event saw record numbers in attendance, with 38 teams taking part, including Blum, Breasley, BrightHouse, Celtheath, Clarenco, Creo, DemandWare, Ercol, G Plan Upholstery, Furniture Village, Gainsborough Beds, Headlam, KI, Natuzzi, Peroda Furniture, Tempur and ViSpring.
Steve Jones from Clarenco was crowned Top Male Gun, while Claudia Cooper of Furniture Village claimed Top Female Gun. The Top Team Prize was awarded to the Haskins Hot Shots, while Headlam were named winners of the Four Man Flurry.
The Furniture Makers’ Company would like to thank main sponsors Furniture Village as well as the other companies that kindly supported Big Shots through sponsorship or a donation to the auction and raffle.
Ben Burbidge, Master of The Furniture Makers’ Company, said: “Big Shots continues to be a highlight in the furnishing industry calendar and we are incredibly grateful for the support of major sponsor and organiser Furniture Village and all of the other companies for their generosity.
“It is through fundraisers like Big Shots that The Furniture Makers’ Company can achieve its aims of educating young talent for the future, driving excellence and helping people who have fallen on tough times.”
Charlie Harrison, director of marketing at Furniture Village and organiser of the event, said: “I would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who attended and helped make Big Shots 2016 a complete success. Every year the fundraiser gets better and better and that’s down to the people who take part.”