‘Pull’ for your LifeLine Clay Pigeon Shoot 2014

Last Friday saw the first ever ‘Pull for your LifeLine’ clay pigeon shooting event.

Guests ranged from travel industry professionals to partners, and from novices to experts alike.

The journey to the shooting ground was a challenge in itself for many of the guests. As the heavens opened and the m25 shut, the 10 am start seemed increasingly optimistic. Nevertheless all 37 shooters made it and were divided up into 5 teams, just as the sky turned blue.

The idea was simple; 5 stands, 50 cartridges, shoot as many clays as you can. At each stand, the clay target varied. Some fired straight ahead, others looped above, some to the left and some to the right. On hand to guide everyone through were experienced, but more importantly patient, instructors.

Each team set off for their first stand and the shooting got underway. Over the course of the morning when another team passed by their stand a flurry of excitement came with the question “how many did you get on that one?!” The all-female team were suitably impressed to learn that their colleagues and husbands weren’t as far ahead of them as was originally assumed!

When the cartridges were out, it was perfect timing to kick off our wellies and move into the nearby country pub where guests enjoyed a delicious two course lunch by the cosy fire. And what better way to acknowledge the friendly competition than with a couple of fun prizes. The suitably sourced ‘I’d rather be shooting’ mugs were well received as were the nerf guns! The top score of the day was Tom Dunkley who scored a fantastic 42 out of 50, but no matter who scored what, a great deal of fun was had by all.

Thanks to all those who came along in support of ABTA LifeLine. Your generosity means we can help even more people in travel who have fallen upon hard times. 

We already have calls for the event to be repeated for next year, so for those of you who missed out this time, keep your eyes peeled for the next one!