Belvoir Castle Hot Shots Hit Charity Target


A day of shooting clays and a charity auction, hosted at Belvoir Castle, has raised over £20,000 for Loughborough children’s hospice Rainbows.

Almost 100 competitors took part in the shoot at the prestigious estate, raising money for the Rainbows children’s hospice before going on to make further donations at an afternoon auction.

Her Grace the Duchess of Rutland, President of Rainbows hospice, said: “Our heartfelt thanks go to the guests who helped make the day another memorable one. The shooting was competitive and so was the bidding, which is wonderful news for the hospice. The generous donations we received will help bring smiles, love and laughter to children and young adult’s lives.”

A team from Epingham Estate took the sporting honours for the second successive year before enjoying dinner and attending the auction, where bids were invited on prizes donated by generous businesses and individuals. Among the many lots was a week’s stay at a townhouse in Puerto Banus, Spain, tickets to see Welsh baritone Bryn Terfel, a Bentley driving experience, tickets to see Neil Diamond, 10 days stay in Florida and a £1,000 made-to measure suit.

Since 1994 Rainbows staff have opened their doors and hearts to children and their loved ones, at a time when they need them most. Rainbows’ incredible team help relieve symptoms,

improve quality of life, support parents and siblings through their bereavement and care for terminally ill children.

Her Grace added: “Rainbows cares for over 300 families and offers bereavement support to twice that amount each year. Counsellors, medical and palliative care staff are at the heart of what the centre does but to continue its good work Rainbows needs financial backing too. Hopefully people will see the excellent care it gives and make a pledge to fund its overheads.”

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