Birdshot Uveitis Society

Charity Clay Shooting Day

Wednesday 12th June 2024

Royal Berkshire Shooting School

Your Invitation…

You are cordially invited to the 100 Bird Clay Shooting Competition in support of the Birdshot Uveitis Society, held at the Royal Berkshire Shooting School, Pangbourne, on Wednesday 12th June 2024.

The Reason for the Shoot

‘Birdshot’, which gets its name from the spots that develop on the retina in the same pattern as when lead shot is fired from a shotgun, is a rare and potentially blinding eye disease, for which there is currently no cure. Its many symptoms such as floaters, blurred vision, night blindness and sensitivity to bright light, lead to gradual, painless loss of vision.

Birdshot is an Autoimmune Disease, the cause of which is unknown, and treatment to slow the sight loss process involves aggressive medication with debilitating and sometimes devastating side effects, hence the need to raise vital funds for research.

John Hall, Chairman of the John F Hunt Group has been an avid shot for most of his life and was diagnosed with Birdshot in 2000. John became a director of the Birdshot Uveitis Society in 2011 and hosts a number of fund-raising events, including the annual Birdshot Clay Pigeon Shoot Day, launched in 2013.  All money raised goes directly to the Birdshot Charity, funding research to prevent needless sight loss and find better ways to treat this aggressive eye condition.

Registered Charity No. 1145349

Birdshot History

BUS is a charity and support group set up in 2009  by two individuals who have the eye disease, for people with birdshot chorioretinopathy, and was founded because of their personal experience. The objective is to raise the profile of the eye condition, help support people who have it, and invest in research to prevent it.

The network is an affiliation of interested uveitis clinicians and patients who are committed to developing a new national research strategy for this sight-threatening condition that affects many people across the UK.

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