Frobury Farm Shooting and Fishing Club hosted the fourth annual Clay Pigeon Shoot at Folly Farm in aid of the Hampshire Medical Fund on Sunday 18th October, run as a Covid compliant sporting event after having had to be postponed from earlier in the year. The event was a huge success and raised over £5,500 in total.

The proceeds have enabled the Hampshire Medical Fund to purchase a Luminometer for Platelet Nucleotide Quantitation for Basingstoke & North Hampshire Hospital. The Luminometer will allow blood samples to be tested for platelet function disorders on site, rather than being referred off site to London which can often cause delays in results, at times of up to three weeks. With the purchase of this equipment, Hampshire Hospitals can provide results on the same day, improving the turnaround time of patient results and diagnosis.

Tamsin Raymond from the Hampshire Medical Fund said ‘The Clay Pigeon Shoot has been an amazing way to raise money for the Hampshire Medical Fund and we’d like to thank all those local businesses (Butler & Co Chartered Accountants, R W Armstrong, Danegrove Clays, TLC Loos and Caviste), the wonderful committee and Frobury Farm whose incredible support ensured the event was able to happen. Lockdown has really emphasised to us all the physical and mental health benefits of being outdoors and the Hampshire Medical Fund are so pleased that we were able to host our annual Clay Pigeon Shoot. We look forward to Frobury Farms Shooting and Fishing Club hosting our Clay Pigeon Shoot next year at its usual time in April of 2021.