Big Shots set to raise more than £28,000
Big Shots, The Furniture Makers’ Company’s annual clay pigeon shoot fund raising event, is set to raise more than £28,000 for the industry’s charity.
The day was once again held at the EJ Churchill Shooting Ground in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire on 9 June is indications are it will raise £28,500.
A record equalling 38 teams took part in this year’s event, 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 (also runner-up in the team award) was named winner of the Four Man Flurry.
The Furniture Makers’ Company thanked main sponsor Furniture Village as well as the other companies that supported Big Shots through sponsorship or a donation to the auction and raffle including: Amazing Venues, B&Q, Blum, Brighthouse, Celtheath, Colourfast World, Creo, Culinary Concepts, Davy’s, Fare of London, Greenlight Commerce, Haskins Retail Centre, Knoll, Millbrook Beds and Peroda Furniture.
‘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,’ says Ben Burbridge, Furniture Makers’ Company master.
‘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’, says Charlie Harrison, Furniture Village director of marketing and Big Shots organiser.
Full results of the competition were: Top Gun (Male): Steve Jones (Clarenco); Top Gun (Female): Claudia Cooper (Furniture Village); Top Gun (Novice): Adrian Fawcett (Silentnight Group); Top Team: Haskins Hot Shots (Haskins Retail Centre);
Runner Up Team: Headlam (Headlam Flooring Group); Bottom Team: Bird Busters (Furniture Village); Four Man Flurry: Headlam (Headlam Flooring Group) and Worst Male Shot of the Day: David Sampson (Knoll).
The Winning Haskins team with Burbridge and Harrison.