A clay pigeon shoot in memory of a farm manager has raised £1,140 for the Guide Dogs charity. The Peter Barney Memorial Shoot was held at Sinclairs Shooting Ground, in Whaplode Drove, on Sunday, and attracted 85 entrants. It was organised by the family and friends of Lincolnshire Field Products farm manager Peter Barney, of Weston, who died in October 2010, following an accident at his workplace. The top prize of £125 and a trophy was won by Paul Wilkinson, who shot 46 out of 50 targets on the sporting discipline, and who generously donated his winnings back to charity. Phil Watson was the second placed gun while Nick Bonsor won third prize. Mr Barney (58) was a keen shooter himself and his family felt the memorial event was a fitting way to celebrate his life, while raising money for a worthy cause. They were thrilled with the support the event attracted, and now hope to make it an annual one. “We had a wonderful day and were just so overwhelmed with the support and donations we received,” said Mr Barney’s wife Maureen and daughter Kate Chapman. “It was great to have so many people come along, and lovely that a lot of non-shooters joined us too. “We’d like to thank Vicky Sinclair and all the team at the ground for hosting the event and special thanks goes to Peter’s friend Martyn Holden, without whose help it wouldn’t have happened.”
Winner Paul Wilkinson is pictured with his sons Johnny and Terry. Picture submitted.