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On Friday 2 June, our corporate supporter Berenberg held its second annual Clay Pigeon Shoot in aid of the Royal National Children’s Foundation (RNCF).

Guests attending the shoot at the Royal Berkshire Shooting School included world-recording-holding shooter and Olympic Gold medallist, Peter Wilson. Peter showed the guests how it was done during a display session and performed trick shots. The shoot was also attended by one of our beneficiaries, 19-year-old Ed, who took a break from his university studies to tell guests about his experience being supported by the RNCF. Ed also tried his hand at clay shooting for the first time.

As well as a fantastic day of shooting in the beautiful Berkshire sunshine, the day offered an auction where participants bid for exclusive prizes including a private dinner party with a Mitchelin-starred chef, a football shirt signed by the Premiere League-winning Chelsea team and a private shooting lesson with Peter. The day raised more than £16,000 for the RNCF, which will help us continue our vital work with vulnerable and disadvantaged children.

RNCF Director of Marketing and Fundraising, David Bassom, said: “The event was a great day out for guests and a fantastic day of fundraising for the RNCF. The shoot raised more than £16,000 for the charity – funds which will now help transform the lives of the most vulnerable and disadvantaged children in the UK. We are very grateful to Berenberg and everyone who attended the event for their support of our vital work.”