Holt’s an­nual char­ity day raises £29,000 for GWT

Shooting Gazette - - Shooting gallery -

One-hun­dred-and-forty guns de­scended on the royal San­dring­ham es­tate in Au­gust for the 13th an­nual Holt’s Auc­tion­eers char­ity shoot. the day raised £35,000 in to­tal with £29,000 (at the time of writ­ing) set to go to the Game­keep­ers’ Wel­fare trust (GWT).

the 35 teams of four guns took on five cre­atively de­signed sim­u­lated game drives across the es­tate. the win­ning team was Oak­bank Game and con­ser­va­tion, who scored an im­pres­sive 433x500. A 20-bird flush pool shoot (won by Purdey & Son’s Ge­orge Juer) and a gnat shoot (won by Ye­ung & co.) added fur­ther zest to the pro­ceed­ings.

Wil­liam Alldis, the Shot­gun chef, pre­pared lunch, af­ter which there was a pre­sen­ta­tion by Sir Johnny Scott, pres­i­dent of the GWT, and that was fol­lowed by an auc­tion led by Nick Holt.

sir Johnny scott ad­dresses the au­di­ence.

Game­keep­ers’ Wel­fare trust trustees and game­keep­ers from san­dring­ham.

Holts’ colts

eley & friends.

the driven grouse stand was im­mensely pop­u­lar.

ian co­ley sport­ing’s team line-up.

Basc the fu­ture.

the team from oak­bank Game & con­ser­va­tion.

the Hol­land & Hol­land team.

Purdey's team­mates.

san­dring­ham head­keeper david clarke.

Guns ab­sorb the pre-shoot brief­ing.

the team from Bet­tws Hall es­tates

Guns from Wil­liam evans get snapped.

the guns in ac­tion.

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