29 May 2024, 03:24
By Furniture News Feb 27, 2019

Big Shots charity event celebrates 25 years 

Big Shots, The Furniture Makers’ Company’s annual clay pigeon shoot, is celebrating 25 years of raising money for the furnishing industry’s only dedicated charity in 2019, and this year’s event is going to be bigger than ever. 

For the first time in eight years, the fundraiser is returning to Holland and Holland, Middlesex, one of the UK’s premier shooting destinations, on Wednesday 12th June. It is once again being sponsored by Furniture Village and organised by Charlie Harrison, the retailer's director of multichannel. 

In addition to the shooting competition, guests can pay to shoot in Holland and Holland’s indoor rifle range, which uses the latest Schiesskino cinematographic technology - a UK first and exclusive to Holland and Holland. There will also be an auction, raffle, games and more.

Charlie Harrison says: “Over the past 25 years Big Shots has become one of the most popular events in the industry calendar, bringing together friends and industry colleagues from around the country to enjoy a fun-packed day of clay shooting with just a hint of friendly competition. 

“The day never fails to entertain, while highlighting the importance of raising money in support of our industry charity so that it can encourage young people to pursue careers in our sector and help those people who have worked alongside us and fallen on hard times. As always, Furniture Village is delighted to support Big Shots and we look forward to celebrating this milestone.” 

Jonny Westbrooke, CEO of The Furniture Makers’ Company, adds: “Big Shots has been a highlight in the furnishing industry calendar for 25 years. That’s a quarter of a century of raising money for the industry charity, and we’d like to thank our corporate member Furniture Village for once again supporting it. 

“We fully intend this year’s event to be the most enjoyable and well-attended in its history, and planning has been under way for some time. Big Shots is perfect for entertaining clients and suppliers or treating employees. Whether you’re an expert shot or a complete novice, every Big Shot in the furnishing industry should be there.” 

The price of an individual shooter is £250 + VAT, with a team of four costing £995 + VAT. Sponsorship opportunities are also available. More information is available here.

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