STARS IN BERKSHIRE
Berkshire Shooting School opened its doors for a charity clay pigeon shooting day recently, with the event being hosted by TV’s Phillip Schofield and his wife Stephanie. Over 100 guests descended on the venue with many big names amongst them, including Dragons’ Den’s Peter Jones CBE, Kaiser Chiefs frontman Ricky Wilson and cricketer Phil Tufnell.
Together they were successful in raising an incredible £164,360 for two inspiring charities: part of the funds went towards the Shooting Star Chase children’s hospice, which Phillip has been patron of for over 15 years. The charity works to provide vital care for babies, children and their families with life limiting conditions. Money was also being raised for the Peter Jones Foundation, which was set up by the entrepreneur to improve socio-economic outcomes for young people by equipping them with enterprise skills.
The day got off to a blast with a shooting session, followed by a three course meal and an auction where money-can’t-buy prizes were on offer.
Speaking to guests at the event, Phillip said: “The figures raised have been astonishing today and we’re absolutely thrilled.” Praising the work of the Shooting Star Chase hospice, he added: “It’s so important to say that when you go to the hospices, they are the most delightful, happy, positive places and we are so proud every year to be involved and to be able to do this for the Shooting Star Chase.” Find out more about these wonderful charities and how award because it gives a platform to be able to further raise awareness about multiple sclerosis, chronic illness and disability in general but also specifically in the Asian community,” she said.
This is not the first time that her work has been recognised: in 2013 she was named ‘Volunteer of the Year’ at the 2013 MS Society Awards, and earlier this year she was awarded the Points of Light award by the Prime Minister, which praises outstanding volunteers who are making a change in their community. you can help them out at shootingstarchase.org.uk and peterjonesfoundation.org
LEFT: Trishna Bharadia