The Ladies
Our volunteers
Headline Sponsor
The practice days
The route…
Our Sponsors ….
The speaker..
Our auction
The partner programme…
Our 2017 MC
The Loaders…
Our charity donations…
Sheffield Children's Hospital
The Ladies Teams…
Femme Fatale
The Teams…
Long Line Shooters
THE venue…

Welcome to the Derbyshire Charity Clay Shoot 2018!

Laura and I are thrilled to welcome back to Chatsworth so many regular supporters of the fantastic event that the Derbyshire Charity Clay Shoot has become and, this year, we look forward to meeting more new teams than ever.

The committee, almost all volunteers, really has pulled out the stops and I would like to express my personal gratitude for all that they do.

One of the defining features of the event is that it supports local charities, most of them quite small organisations, for which our financial contribution really makes a difference. We have added several different charities in 2018: the Ashgate Hospicecare in Chesterfield, Weston Park Cancer Charity; the Bluebell Wood children’s hospice in Sheffield and Support Dogs are all new to DCCS, all thoroughly deserving of our support.  We experience the great benefit that DCCS brings most directly through the Devonshire Educational Trust (DET).

As well as helping to fund the expansion of our educational facilities at Chatsworth, DCCS support has enabled us to develop an ever wider educational agenda. Our student focus is mainly local too, but late last year it was a particular thrill to welcome a group of sophomores (thirteen year olds I think!) from New York, working with the Sotheby’s sponsored Success Academy. My family is very proud to be involved. Today our aim is to raise as much money as we can for the charities; and to enjoy a cracking day of sport, friendship and fun.

I still haven’t achieved my personal (third) aim which is, of course, to lift the coveted Glorious Twelfth title. Huge thanks to Sotheby’s UK Chairman Harry Dalmeny for conducting the live auction – a great entertainer as well as being our auctioneer. How lucky we are to have such accomplished masters of ceremonies as Countryfile star presenters Ellie Harrison and Adam Henson. Please stay afterwards for live music – this year from Undercovered – and dancing. And so that we have an opportunity to talk!

 

It should be another great day.

 

William

Earl of Burlington

 

Derbyshire Charity Clay Shoot by Lampson Design Ltd.