Published: 07/09/2023 By Sally ReidThe Symonds & Sampson Charity Clay Shoot took place yesterday at the Spitfire Shoot near Stockbridge. We were delighted to welcome teams from several local firms as well as colleagues from within the firm, with participants ranging from complete novices to experienced shots, all under the encouragement and supervision of the Spitfire’s instructors.
A delicious barbeque followed the shooting, and the all-important prize giving. Congratulations to Amy Riley of NFU Marlborough who was awarded the most improved shot of the day, to Connor Gorsuch for the highest score of the day, and to George Rogers and representatives from Nest in Bath who were overall winners.
Not only was it a thoroughly enjoyable (if a little warm) day, but it was an important part of our fundraising for our chosen charities of the year, RABI and YFW Bloodbikes, and we thank Peter Grout-Smith for organising the event, and all who participated for their support.
Symonds & Sampson will be holding a number of charity fundraising events throughout the year. If you would like to register your interest in next year's charity clay pigeon shoot, please get in touch with Peter on 01305 251154.
RABI a leading agricultural charity in England and Wales that has been helping farming people - regardless of age, background or position – with financial, emotional and practical support for over 160 years
YFW (Yeovil Free Wheel) Blood Bikes, a group of emergency volunteer bikers operating out of Yeovil, Wincanton, and Dorchester Hospitals and carrying blood, platelets, blood and tissue samples, medication, breast milk, documents, CT scans, and equipment to hospitals, hospices, and nursing homes as well as private addresses across much of Somerset and all of Dorset, saving the NHS well over £200,000 each year while easing patients’ suffering and helping to save lives.