Bourne charity shoot in memory of Weston farm manager made £800 for Air Ambulance

John Robinson, Owen Taylor, Ray Davy, Alan Blackbourne, Allen Smith
John Robinson, Owen Taylor, Ray Davy, Alan Blackbourne, Allen Smith
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A clay pigeon shoot in memory of a farm manager has raised more than £800 for the Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance.

The Peter Barney Memorial Shoot took place at the Grimsthorpe Shooting Estate, Bourne, on Sunday and 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.

Arthur Holmes, Lorianne Coxon, Paul Herd, James Hardy, Alex Horton ANL-151025-163222001

Arthur Holmes, Lorianne Coxon, Paul Herd, James Hardy, Alex Horton ANL-151025-163222001

Top gun, who won £125 and a trophy, hitting 44 out of 50 clays, was Paul Lovick from Essex. Chris Sumner took second place with a score of 42, while Phil Watson was the third placed gun with 41.

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 in its second year and thanked Mark Russell and his team at the Grimsthorpe Shooting Estate for hosting the event.

Special thanks were also given to Martyn Holden for helping to organise the shoot, Steven Tinkler for designing the promotional posters, judge Dom Florey who kindly donated his wages from the day and shooter Mark Winsor who put his winnings from another event into the charity pot.

“It was a great day – we’re completely overwhelmed by everyone’s generosity and would like to say a big thank you to all those who supported us and made a donation to this very worthy cause,” said Mr Barney’s family.

More pictures in Thursday’s Spalding Guardian.