The last couple of months have seen two charity shooting events at the Queen Victoria in Syston.
Firstly Redhill Revolvers welcomed Claire Lomas and her close friends and family to an airgun experience. The prize was part of an online auction to raise money for the Nicholls Spinal Injury Foundation held through September last year. The auction raised a total of £11k and Claire as a patron of the foundation has so far raised over £400k with an aim of making it a half a million by the end of this year.
The shooting prize involved experiencing pistol to paper target, rifle bell target and CO2 speed shooting. It would be fair to say all had a great evening and the winning bid of £100 gave a fun night for all. Pictured is Claire taking aim in the pistol session.
We then had the second Craig Mawby Memorial Shoot on 13th April where 36 competitors took part in a Pistol Bell Target Competition. The targets were specially built and purchased from City Air Weapons of Solihull (thanks Bob for the great brew). This was a particular favourite of Craig’s who sadly passed away two years ago at the age of 23. The evening raised a total of £275 from entry fees and a raffle all funds going to the Laura Centre a charity which helps bereaved parents and children. The charity has been very supportive to Craig’s mum Lynne.
The Redhill Committee would like to thank all of its membership for a brilliant effort in raising a record amount this year.