A host of stars including Holly Willoughby, Peter Jones, Frank and Christine Lampard, Leigh Francis and Tej Lalvani were on hand to support TV presenter Phillip Schofield as he hosted a Clay Pigeon Shoot on Friday (15 September), raising funds for Shooting Star Chase and the Peter Jones Foundation.
Phillip Schofield, who has been a Patron for over 15 years, hosted the event with his wife Stephanie, and together they welcomed 100 guests to the Royal Berkshire Shooting School, one of the UK’s premiere shooting schools.
After enjoying a morning shooting session and ‘beat the pro’ competition, guests were treated to a three-course meal, before battling against each other for auction lots to raise money for the two charities. Auctions highlights included an exclusive visit to the set of ‘This Morning’, the chance to cook alongside Gino D’Acampo during an actual dinner service at his restaurant and a week in a five-star ski chalet in Chamonix.
Speaking to guests during the lunch, Phillip Schofield said: “If the worst should ever happen and there should be that time when you need caring angels who know how to cope with you, how you cope with your child and how to heal you for as long as it’s possible to be together, then Shooting Star Chase are the angels making that happen – that’s why we do what we do and why we’re here today.
“We had the blueprints on our kitchen table for their first hospice and everyone was so proud to see how amazing it was going to be. But these places are so so expensive and we’re here, in the most difficult times, trying to raise money. Every pound and penny raised today will support the team and the families at their worst possible time.”