Big Shots raises £23k for furniture charity

The Furniture Makers’ Company, the furnishing Industry charity, has announced that its latest fundraiser Big Shots has raised around £23,000.

The annual clay pigeon shoot fundraiser, which is now in its 23rd year, was once again held at E.J. Churchill Shooting Ground in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire on 8 June 2017.

A total of 33 teams, made up of representatives from across the furnishing industry, took part in this year’s fundraiser, which was sponsored by Furniture Village as well as the other companies that supported Big Shots through sponsorship or a donation to the auction and raffle.

They were: Amazing Venues, BrightHouse, Cabinet Maker, Cheffins, The Clare Family Trust, Colourfast, Creo, Celtheath, Davy’s of London, Fare of London, J H Haskin & Son Ltd, Knoll, Peroda and ViSpring.

Dr Tony Smart MBE, Master of The Furniture Makers’ Company, said: “Big Shots continues to be a highlight in the calendar and we are incredibly grateful for the support of major sponsor and organizer 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.”

Charlie Harrison, director of multi-channel at Furniture Village and organizer of the event, said: “Big Shots 2017 was a fantastic day which saw industry leaders come together for a wonderful day of shooting and networking.

“I would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who attended and helped make Big Shots a success once again. Big Shots continues to be one of the furnishing industry’s favorite networking days, while also raising vital funds for our industry’s charity.”

Full results of the competition were:

Top Gun (Male): Paul Wiseman of Headlam Flooring Group

Top Gun (Female): Emily Nickless of Sofa Brands International

Top Gun (Novice): Ross Riley of TMWi

Top Team: Headlam Flooring Group

Runner Up Team: Haskins Hot Shots (Haskins Retail Centre)

Bottom Team: Handy Hotshots

Four Man Flurry: Haskins Hot Shots (Haskins Retail Centre)

Worst Male Shot of the Day: Paul Roe of Knoll

Next year’s Big Shots will take place on 6 June 2018.


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