STV sponsored the Clay Pigeon Shoot Challenge at Home Hardware’s Convention on Saturday November 14.
The shoot was held at the local championship standard, South West Shooting School and 24 members and partners took part.
First in the ladies was Angela Langbridge of Langbridge Home Hardware, second was Anne Baker. First in the men’s experienced was Chris Blanchard of Blanchard’s Home Hardware, second was jointly won by Richard Burdett and Graham Stemp of Brutons Home Hardware. First in the men’s novice was Robert Watson of Watson Home Hardware, second was Richard Taylor.
Home Hardware chief executive Martin Elliott said: “The standard of shooting was exceptionally high considering half of the competitors had never used a shotgun before. Although the weather was against us, it was a very enjoyable afternoon and our sincere thanks to STV for their very kind sponsorship which made the event possible.”
Meanwhile, members, suppliers and staff at the convention held, at The Woolacombe Bay Hotel, raised £2,060 for charities. A total of £400 was raised for Children in Need in a draw held on the appeal day and a further £1,660 was also raised for Cancer Research UK.
The amount was raised in three ways. Firstly, Rug Doctor kindly loaned Home Hardware head office two carpet cleaning machines and their detergents for staff use. As a result of monies collected from the sale of detergents, £160 was raised. Second, a draw at Home Hardware’s September Trade Show at Silverstone raised £600 split equally between The Rainy Day trust and Cancer Research UK. Third, a prize draw at the Convention Gala Dinner raised a further £1,200.
Home Hardware said it would like to sincerely thank all its suppliers, members and staff who gave so generously to these charities.