More than 70 of the industry’s leading personalities took part in the annual charity clay pigeon shoot run by Rainy Day Trust, the charity of the home improvement industry.
The event, which was held at the Royal Berkshire shooting school on June 14, raised just over £7,000 – a large proportion of which will be going to the charity.
Sponsors Crown Paints, CWV Group, QEP/Vitrex, Sunflex and Yale were supported by major retailers and wholesalers including Decco, Dunelm, Homebase, Screwfix, Stax, Trago Mills, The Tool Shop and Toolbank.
Top performer on the day was David Sadler from Price & Company, with Richard Johnson of Homebase taking the top retailer award. Caroline Bacon and Vicky Cox – also from Homebase – came joint top in the ladies, competition. In the novice category, Richard Jablonski from Homebase only missed 5 clays and was rewarded with a bottle of bubbly for his achievement.
“A fantastic time was had by all and some of the industry’s less fortunate will benefit as a result of the funds raised at the event,” said the Rainy Day Trust general secretary Diane Stevens. She added that next year’s event will take place on July 4.
The Rainy Day Trust is the only charity which exists solely to help people who have worked in the UK’s home improvement and home enhancement business: DIY shops, hardware stores, garden centres, cookshops, and all the manufacturers, distributors and wholesalers who supply them.