CCS picTwenty Five teams from across the countryside competed for the Hugh van Cutsem challenge cup at Six Mile Bottom last Saturday.

The simulated day was held to raise funds for the Gamekeepers Welfare Trust and the Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution.

Participants included teams from the Angling Trust, the British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC), the Countryside Alliance, CLA, Guns on Pegs, the National Farmers’ Union (NFU) and the National Gamekeepers’ Organisation (NGO).

Purdey, the world famous gunmaker, offered teams the chance to use one of their shotguns for £20 and the doubling of the score on the high pheasant stand. They made a further £1,400 for the charities.

The shoot was won by the NGO team and Mrs Emilie van Cutsem presented the winning team with the cup.

Steve Bloomfield, BASC’s Director England, who helped organise the day said: “Shooting is a great way to benefit charities and we were delighted by such a good response for these two causes. Everyone had a wonderful day and Six Mile Bottom put on a testing set of drives. In response to the positive feedback we’ll be making this an annual event.”




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