Community Giving – Clay Pigeon Shoot

Our supporters in the community have been as busy as ever raising vital funds for us here at St Wilfrid’s. We wanted to share with you a recent event held in Memory of one of our former patients Walter (Wally) Light.

For the second year running a Clay Pigeon Shoot was held at Mill Farm in Lurgashall to celebrate the life of Wally who died at St Wilfrid’s Hospice back in January 2017.

Keith, Claire, Tony and Dan all decided to hold this annual event in memory of their dear friend Wally, and are hoping to continue to do so for years to come. 

Keith had known Walter for over 50 years, having grown up together and explained why they all decided on the Clay Pigeon Shoot. 

Wally loved the outdoors - once a month he would go out shooting and for the last few months of his life I had the pleasure of joining him. We all thought this would be a fitting tribute to Wally, to try and organise this Clay Pigeon Shoot to celebrate his life.

Walter (Wally) Light
Former patient

So on the morning of Saturday 9 June, helped along with the beautiful weather, Mill Farm was the perfect setting for the second shoot.

The day kicked off at 10.00am, with refreshments of teas, coffees and cakes available until the event came to a close at 4.

Alongside the shoot, a silent auction was held with prizes including 2 theatre tickets and a radio from Jewsons. There was also a raffle with a cream tea at the Millstream hotel, and an afternoon tea in the Spread Eagle in Midhurst amongst the prizes to be won.

Altogether the 70 shooters and around 30 spectators have managed to raise an amazing £4200.

St Wilfrid’s Hospice would like to say a huge thank you to Keith, Claire, Tony and Dan for organising this amazing event in Wally’s memory and helping us to make a difference to local lives.