Newcomers claim clay pigeon victory but Whaddon team defend their shield

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Newcomers have claimed victory at the Ali’s Dream Clay Pigeon Shoot at Padbury with more than £1,200 raised for research into the biggest cancer killer of children.

It was a winning day for Ruislip’s Scott Rutherford and his team Clay Pigeon Detectives stealing victory from Geoff French of North Harrow and his team The French Connection, champions of the novice team trophy for the last three years.

Roger Jaworski and his team Whaddon Wind Ups fiercely defended their winners shield for the third year running, hitting 179 out of 200.

Quainton resident David Osborne of Mobbed hit an amazing 49 clays out of 50, to win Top Gun. The Pool shoot was won by David Gill of Whaddon Wind Ups.

The day always starts with a hearty breakfast of bacon and sausages in rolls which have generously been provided by Palmer’s Quality Butchers of Bletchley for the last six years.

Other sponsors included Padbury Meats, Clear Edge and Castlenau Wine Agency. Karl’s Bakery and SeaHawk Trophies once again provided a generous discount.

With grateful thanks to supporters and participants, the event raised £1,272.

These desperately needed funds will go towards sustaining research at the Alison Phelan memorial lab at the University of Portsmouth’s Brain Tumour Research Centre of Excellence and get research another step closer to finding a cure for this awful disease.

The Centre was established by Ali’s Dream in collaboration with Charlie’s Challenge and Brain Tumour Research in July 2010 and in 2012 was extended with the launch of the Alison Phelan memorial lab. The centre now employs the largest team of brain tumour research scientists in the UK and gives hope to those families who hear the devastating news that their child has a brain tumour – the biggest cancer killer of children in the UK.

Sue Farrington Smith, organiser and trustee said “Despite having moved the date of this year’s Clay Pigeon Shoot due to the bereavement of a very close friend, it was great to see so many of our loyal supporters who turn up year after year joined by so many newcomers and we are ever grateful for the loyal support of the ‘guns’ and

beaters of Padbury Hill Farm’s shoot syndicate who offer up their time to provide

instruction. We couldn’t put this event on without them. Everyone seemed to have a great time, whilst supporting vital research into childhood brain tumours. No parent should lose their child and no child should lose their parent – brain tumours kill more children and adults under 40 than any other cancer and we won’t stop until we find a cure.”

If you wish to help us and hold your own fundraising event, make a donation or add

your support in any way, please contact Sue Farrington Smith, Ali’s Dream, c/o

Padbury Hill Farm, Padbury, Buckingham, Bucks, MK18 2BN or call 01296 730275.

Please make cheques payable to Ali’s Dream.

It was a winning day for Ruislip’s Scott Rutherford and his team Clay Pigeon Detectives stealing victory from Geoff French of North Harrow and his team The French Connection, champions of the novice team trophy for the last three years.

Ali's Clay Pigeon - Scott Rutherford shooting.

Ali's Clay Pigeon - Scott Rutherford shooting.

Roger Jaworski and his team Whaddon Wind Ups fiercely defended their winners shield for the third year running, hitting 179 out of 200.

Quainton resident David Osborne of Mobbed hit an amazing 49 clays out of 50, to win Top Gun. The Pool shoot was won by David Gill of Whaddon Wind Ups.

The day always starts with a hearty breakfast of bacon and sausages in rolls which have generously been provided by Palmer’s Quality Butchers of Bletchley for the last six years.

Other sponsors included Padbury Meats, Clear Edge and Castlenau Wine Agency. Karl’s Bakery and SeaHawk Trophies once again provided a generous discount.

Ali's Dream - Clay Pigeon Detectives winning novices.

Ali's Dream - Clay Pigeon Detectives winning novices.

With grateful thanks to supporters and participants, the event raised £1,272.

These desperately needed funds will go towards sustaining research at the Alison Phelan memorial lab at the University of Portsmouth’s Brain Tumour Research Centre of Excellence and get research another step closer to finding a cure for this awful disease.

The Centre was established by Ali’s Dream in collaboration with Charlie’s Challenge and Brain Tumour Research in July 2010 and in 2012 was extended with the launch of the Alison Phelan memorial lab. The centre now employs the largest team of brain tumour research scientists in the UK and gives hope to those families who hear the devastating news that their child has a brain tumour – the biggest cancer killer of children in the UK.

Sue Farrington Smith, organiser and trustee said “Despite having moved the date of this year’s Clay Pigeon Shoot due to the bereavement of a very close friend, it was great to see so many of our loyal supporters who turn up year after year joined by so many newcomers and we are ever grateful for the loyal support of the ‘guns’ and

beaters of Padbury Hill Farm’s shoot syndicate who offer up their time to provide

instruction. We couldn’t put this event on without them. Everyone seemed to have a great time, whilst supporting vital research into childhood brain tumours. No parent should lose their child and no child should lose their parent – brain tumours kill more children and adults under 40 than any other cancer and we won’t stop until we find a cure.”

If you wish to help us and hold your own fundraising event, make a donation or add

your support in any way, please contact Sue Farrington Smith, Ali’s Dream, c/o

Padbury Hill Farm, Padbury, Buckingham, Bucks, MK18 2BN or call 01296 730275.

Please make cheques payable to Ali’s Dream.