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Double-barrel donation from charity clay pigeon shoot

13 September 2018

Both the Breast Unit and Cadgers – which support men who have had prostate and urological cancers - at Southend University Hospital, have something to coo about after receiving £11,840 from the Pagelsham Clay Pigeon Club Charity Shoot 2018.

The double-whammy donation, £5,920 for each recipient, was raised by 40 participants at The Plough and Sail Pub in Pagelsham.

Lucy Lock, Community Fundraising Officer at Southend Hospital Charity, said: "It's fantastic to have two areas of the hospital chosen to benefit from this year's clay pigeon shoot. This money will make a huge difference to our patients and we can't thank everyone who raised it enough. The event looked like it was a huge blast."

A previous patient at the Breast Unit was Shoot Committee member Stephen Cane's daughter, Sarah, which led to this year's support for the unit. Stephen said: "We raised £24,000 in total this year for four recipients - exceeding £284,000 since we began in 2003 - which is a remarkable total for a small club based in the little village of Pagelsham.

"This huge amount has only been possible because of the extraordinary generosity of our sponsors, participants and volunteers and it's a great example of clay shooters giving something back to brilliant local charities and having fun doing it."

NR 64 (2018)