A very warm welcome back to Chatsworth from myself and Laura, there are once again so many regular supporters of this fantastic event that the Derbyshire Charity Clay Shoot has become.
I would like to personally thank the hard work and commitment from Richard Reynolds and Fraser Ludlam who both retired from the clay shoot committee in 2018 – and extend a warm welcome to our new chair Niall Baker.
2018 was a record year for us, raising in excess of £400,000 for our chosen charities which include Ashgate Hospicecare, Weston Park Cancer Charity, Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice, Support Dogs, GWCT and The Devonshire Educational Trust. This year we are also including Cystic Fibrosis as one of our charities. Thanks to many of you here today for creating the record, let’s make 2019 another spectacular year for them all!
Our overall aim is to raise as much money as we can for the charities; and enjoy a cracking day of sport, friendship and fun.
Huge thanks again to Sotheby’s UK Chairman Harry Dalmeny for conducting the live auction – a great entertainer as well as being our auctioneer. This year we welcome back Julia Bradbury as our master of ceremonies – Julia has been a predecessor of the event, from its inception all those year’s back in Yeaveley!
Please stay afterwards for live music – this year from Motown Live – and dancing. And so that we have an opportunity to talk!
It should be another great day.
Earl of Burlington
President of the Derbyshire Charity Clay Shoot
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