The first Gunmakers Charitable Trust shoot took place at the Holland & Holland Shooting Grounds on the 16th September 2015.
The weather forecast predicted rain but the 84 guests arrived in good spirits and were rewarded with bright and breezy conditions. The shoot was an 80 bird individual competition with a 2 man and 4 man flurries thrown in too; also included was the notorious pigeon hide where a sequence of testing birds were shown.
When all the score were counted the team of Jeremy Young, Michael Gollner, Jack Smallman and Stuart Howe emerged victorious with Roddy Richmond Watson’s West London Shooting Ground team in second place. Jack Smallman was the top individual gun on an exceptional 82 points with Olympic gold medalist Peter Wilson second on 79.
After a pig roast luncheon, a lively auction and the ceremonial firing of the famous H&H cannon it was revealed that over £70,00 was raised to fund future gunmaking apprentices.