Stag­ger­ing amount raised for char­ity by CR Smith

Sporting Shooter - - Clay Grounds -

Celebrity chef Nick Nairn, along with Scot­tish rugby play­ers Alex Dun­bar, Stu­art Hogg and DTH van der Merwe, joined over 400 peo­ple at Auchter­house Coun­try Sports near Dundee on 12 Au­gust for the 17th char­ity shoot or­gan­ised by CR Smith ex­ec­u­tive chair­man, Ger­ard Eadie.

More than £240,000 was raised on the day, which will be dis­trib­uted to Mag­gie’s Can­cer Cen­tres, JDRF, HorseBack UK, Seamab and Po­lar Academy. The shoot has now raised over £3m for a va­ri­ety of char­i­ties.

The Jim Pater­son Award for Kind­ness and Gen­eros­ity was pre­sented to Grant Yorke, of Yorkes of Dundee Butch­ers (who has been in­volved with the shoot from the be­gin­ning), in recog­ni­tion of his tire­less sup­port of the event and his un­re­served will­ing­ness to help oth­ers.

Ger­ard Eadie said: “I have al­ways felt that the guests and par­tic­i­pants of the shoot are like an ex­tended fam­ily. We come to­gether each year and the gen­eros­ity that is shown to each other and the char­i­ties – cho­sen be­cause they have a spe­cial mean­ing to many of those present – is al­ways over­whelm­ing.”

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