TV’s Phillip pulls in shooting stars for children’s hospice
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.”
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!’