Birdshot Uveitis Society
Charity Clay Shooting Day
Wednesday 12th June 2024
Royal Berkshire Shooting School
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.
Wednesday 12th June 2024
100 Guns – 25 teams of 4
The event is held annually at the Royal Berkshire Shooting School and is hugely popular, with the majority of teams being entered by high-profile names in the property and construction sectors; therefore becoming known as the ‘go-to’ event in the London Construction calendar.
Commencing with registration and breakfast, the teams comprising of both experts and novices spend a glorious day shooting in the valley, concluding with a champagne reception, a four-course lunch, the auction, raffle, and finally the grand prize giving.
|Registration and Breakfast
|Four course lunch. Short speeches
|Prize giving & Raffle
£2,200.00 for a 4 Gun Team
Guns and cartridges are provided on each stand, however, should you wish to bring your own gun, please feel free, as every type of cartridge will be available.
No shooting experience is necessary; novices can be assured of professional tutoring by highly trained instructors with guns and cartridges provided on each stand.
Please indicate on the registration form if you or any of your team members require a vegetarian/vegan menu option or have any dietary requirements or allergies.
Dinner the night before:
On the evening of the 11th June 2024, John Hall and various team members will be meeting in the bar at the Swan Hotel at about 6pm for drinks, before going into dinner. Please feel free to join us for both drinks and dinner, but kindly let me know if you wish to eat with us so a place can be reserved for you at the table. http://www.theswanatstreatley.com/
We would be most grateful if you have anything you feel you could donate to us for a prize to go into our auction. If you do, kindly click the button at the bottom of the registration form and I will contact you directly.
The Royal Oak, Yattendon
- From Junction 12 of the M4 follow signs to Pangbourne and also Beale Park.
- Take the A329 through Pangbourne (towards Wallingford).
- Pass Beale Park on the right, Basildon Park on the left and continue into Lower Basildon.
- Proceed past the petrol station
- See the Tamarind Tree on your right.
- After 300 yards take the next turning left into Hook End Lane.
- After approximately 1 mile turn right by the RB boulder.
The RBSS is approximately one hour from London, Banbury, Guildford, Southampton, Salisbury and Cirencester
There are railway stations at Pangbourne, Goring and Streatley, with local taxi services available to book at both (no waiting taxis).
The landing area is indicated by two mown circles in the field beyond the car park.
Grid reference: 593782
GPS Coordinates: 51 degrees 29.90 001 degrees 08.96 W
Address and Contact details:
ROYAL BERKSHIRE SHOOTING SCHOOL, PANGBOURNE, BERKSHIRE, RG8 8SD
TELEPHONE: 01491 672900
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
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.
For further information on Birdshot, please go to https://birdshot.org.uk/