The 2018 Abbeystead Shoot raises funds for ABF The Soldiers’ Charity
PUBLISHED: 00:00 11 September 2018
Almost £27,000 was raised for charity at a clay shooting event held for the final time on a Royal estate in Lancashire.
2018 Abbeystead Shoot
Kate Willings, Mark Willings, Jonathan Emmott, Jo Emmott, Derek Holding, Nick Shore, Shona Holding, John Cavendish, Sally Wolff
Colin Hewetson, John Ashcroft, James Ashcroft, Aidan Grimshaw
Sam Conmee, John Grace, Sarah Broadbent, Simon Broadbent, Dale Cox, Nigel Whiteside, Alex Whiteside, Miles Sharples, John Bundy
Stuart Rawcliffe, William Singleton, Ralston Roberts, Richard Ainscough.
Capt Pete Coates and LCpl Mark Taylor
Peter Hemmings, Richard Southern, Mike Peers, Andie Peers, Ben Hemmings, Julie Nuttall, Amanda Hemmings, Suzanne Whewell, Paul Nuttall
John Swires, James Attwood, Simon Coakley, Brett Winstanley
Paul Bolton, Sam Ainscough, Derek Wignall, Ian Hill.
The Abbeystead Shoot, organised by Lancaster-based Ben Samuelson, is held on the Duke of Westminster’s estate. It attracted teams of four from across the country, each competing competed to win four Elliot Brown watches.
After 11 years and hundreds of thousands of pounds raised for charity, the final event produced a magnificent sum for ABF The Soldiers’ Charity as well as Abbeystead’s primary school and church.
After a champagne reception to the sound of an Army band and a four course lunch, the 150 guests heard an inspiring speech by Lance Corporal Mark Harding, who turned to The Soldiers’ Charity following a life-changing injury while serving in Afghanistan.