TV’s Phillip pulls in shoot­ing stars for chil­dren’s hospice

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15 years. Mr Schofield and his wife Stephanie wel­comed 100 guests to the Royal Berk­shire Shoot­ing School.

An amaz­ing £120,000 was raised for Shoot­ing Star Chase and the Peter Jones foun­da­tion, cre­ated by the Drag­ons’ Den star.

The foun­da­tion holds a range of ed­u­ca­tional ac­tiv­i­ties and ini­tia­tives which cham­pion and cel­e­brate en­trepreneur­ship.

Guests were treated to a three-course meal be­fore an auc­tion to raise money for the two causes.

Ex­cit­ing lots in­cluded a visit to the set of This Morn­ing, the chance to cook along­side Gino D’Acampo dur­ing an ac­tual din­ner ser­vice at his restau­rant, and a week in a five-star ski chalet in Cha­monix.

Speak­ing to guests dur­ing the lunch, Mr Schofield said: “If the worst should ever hap­pen and there should be that time when you need car­ing an­gels who know how to cope with you, how you cope with your child and how to heal you for as long as it’s pos­si­ble to be to­gether, then Shoot­ing Star Chase are the an­gels mak­ing that hap­pen – that’s why we do what we do and why we’re here to­day.

“We had the blue­prints on our kitchen ta­ble for their first hospice and ev­ery­one was so proud to see how amaz­ing it was go­ing to be.

“But th­ese places are so, so ex­pen­sive and we’re here, in the most dif­fi­cult times, try­ing to raise money.

“Ev­ery pound and penny raised to­day will sup­port the team and the fam­i­lies at their worst pos­si­ble time.”

Pic­tures: Casey Gut­teridge. CPG Pho­tog­ra­phy

Host of celebri­ties: Phillip and Stephanie Schofield wel­comed spe­cial guests to a char­ity shoot­ing day at the Royal Berk­shire Shoot­ing School in aid of Shoot­ing Star Chase chil­dren’s hospice and the Peter Jones Foun­da­tion Phillip Schofield has been a pa­tron of Shoot­ing Star Chase for more than 15 years Frank and Chris­tine Lam­pard ap­plaud the shoot­ing along with other guests

En­tre­pre­neur and tele­vi­sion dragon Peter Jones joined in the fun as the day was also in aid of his Foun­da­tion

Chris­tine Lam­pard takes some friendly ad­vice from the watch­ing au­di­ence be­fore shout­ing ‘Pull!’

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