Charity clay shoot in Peter’s memory

Memorial shoot ANL-140630-145133001
Memorial shoot ANL-140630-145133001
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A charity clay pigeon shoot is being held to celebrate the life of a popular farm manager.

The family and friends of Weston man Peter Barney are organising the event in memory of the Lincolnshire Field Products manager who died in October 2010, following an accident at his workplace.

The event at Sinclairs Shooting Ground, in Whaplode Drove, on Sunday, August 3, is open to anyone and will be raising money for UK charity Guide Dogs.

Mr Barney’s family said it is hoped the memorial shoot will be a fitting tribute to the 58-year-old who was a keen fan of the sport himself.

Entry for the 50 bird sporting competition is £13 and competitors are welcome to shoot more than one round.

There are three prizes on offer, with the winner receiving £125 and a trophy to keep for a year. The second placed gun will win 250 cartridges and the third £30.

“Dad was a very keen shooter, and often took part in competitions himself,” said Mr Barney’s daughter Kate Chapman.

“We thought a memorial clay shoot would be a fitting way to remember and celebrate his life, and hope as many people as possible will come along and support us on the day.

“We’ve decided to give any funds raised to the Guide Dog charity because Dad always felt losing your sight would be extremely hard to cope with. He was also a great dog lover too.”

If the event goes well Mr Barney’s family hopes to make it an annual one.

n Non-shooters can show their support by making a donation online at

n The Peter Barney Memorial Shoot is at Sinclairs Shoot Gound, Peatree Hill Road, Whaplode Drove, PE12 0SL, from 10am to 3pm on Sunday, August 3.

Refreshments will be available. For more information follow The Peter Barney Memorial Shoot Facebook page.