A clay shoot held on the Warwickshire-Northamptonshire border has raised almost £28,000 for a charity which supports the farming and rural community.
More than 180 property professionals and landowners across 45 teams took part in the shoot at the prestigious Shuckburgh Estate, which was hosted by Warwickshire-based Newton LDP.
It is the second year Newton LDP has hosted the event in support of its charity partner the Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution (RABI) – a national charity that provides local support to the farming community across England and Wales.
As well as a dinner, auction and raffle, the event included a poignant talk from farmer James Chapman MBE on the support he received from the farming community, having tragically lost his left arm when his clothing got caught in the machinery he was working on.
Richard Foxon, Managing Director of Newton LDP Ltd, a land, development and property agency firm, said: “It was a fantastic day and we are really humbled by the support and generosity of our sponsors, supporters and guests that attended on the day.
“It was particularly moving to hear from James on the role that RABI play, and we were delighted to welcome him as our guest speaker, having also taken part in the shoot on the day.
“Our partnership with RABI is something very close to us at Newton LDP, with many of us having lived and worked within the farming community for most of our working lives.
“To see so many take part in this fundraiser once again, which has now raised in excess of £50,000, is fantastic to see and I would like to extend my thanks to all who took part and sponsored the event, as well as congratulations to the winners.”
Returning champions Adalta Real took home the Newton LDP Cup once again, with Three Shires Trailers and Brand Farm Films completing the top three.
RABI was established in 1860 and provides practical, financial and emotional support services through its local teams and via partnerships with other specialist providers.
Laura Ractliffe, South Central Regional Manager for RABI, added: “I was amazed at how much time and effort Newton LDP had put into getting every level of detail perfect on the day, to help raise awareness of our work with the guests.
“A massive thank you to Newton LDP for choosing to support RABI again this year and for the fantastic day they put on.”
The event was supported by sponsors Unit Eight, Lodders Solicitors, Ainscough Strategic Land, Three Shires Trailers, Manor Oak Homes, Wates Developments, Carlton Contracting, 11 Waterloo Place and Stockton House.
Bentley Motors also donated five of its Bentayga models for the day to transport people around the event, which included stalls from Swatcom, Really Awesome Coffee, and Gamebore.