Paglesham charity clay pigeon shoot on target!

We’re delighted to say that The Paglesham Clay Pigeon Club’s annual Paglesham charity clay pigeon shoot raised a total of £23,680 shared between four local causes, including Headway Essex.

It was an incredibly hot and fun-filled shoot, which the club organised in partnership with the Plough and Sail pub.

Funds to help those with brain injury

Now in its 16th year, the Club has raised more than £280,000 for charity and Headway Essex is delighted to say it has been a beneficiary for many years. In the last five years we’ve received £35,153 from the event.  The proceeds directly enable us to support adults living with brain injury throughout Essex.

All the people who attended the event, known as ‘guns’, met at the Plough and Sail Pub in Paglesham for a breakfast of sausage or bacon rolls on Friday 6th July. After the safety briefing, raffle tickets were snapped up by the guns for some very nice prizes kindly donated by local businesses.

Around forty teams then assembled at the shoot, just a 5 minute drive from the pub. With their scorecards in hand, they went to their various stands to tackle the day’s clays! It was a mighty hot day, but with cold refreshments and a light lunch made from local roast beef, there was plenty to keep everyone going.

Late afternoon, everyone returned to the pub for food, which was sausage and mash or curry. The prize giving and raffle collection continued with some fantastic gifts won by the crowd. And the silent auction raised a lot of money.

A tremendous effort by all

Last Tuesday we popped along to the Plough and Sail after work to pick up a cheque from this year’s event totalling £5920, which we are incredibly thankful for.

We’re incredibly grateful to Stuart Greengrass and his friends from the Paglesham Clay Pigeon Club; they spend many months planning each shoot and never fail to make the day brilliant from start to finish. And the spirit and generosity from those participating in the shoot is fantastic.



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