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Podimore shooting event hits the target for St Margaret's Hospice
2:00pm Thursday 17th October 2013 in News
THE shooting world came together at Podimore recently for a day of shooting competitions, paintballing, cream teas and sunshine.
The event, organised by John Atkinson and Ian Milner of Avago paintball, was held in aid of St Margaret's Hospice and raised £1,730 for the charity.
“We really want to do something to help the hospice and this day wouldn’t have been half the success it was without the help of Hazel, Ross and Casey Bennett, Matthew and Ben Meek for their help prior to, and on the day of the event.
"We are all delighted to be able to help such a worthwhile cause,” said John.
John, a well-respected member of the shooting community began shooting at the age of seven and is well-known for both his coaching and his beautiful handcrafted hunting knives, (John Patrick Knives) three of which were auctioned on the day raising around £525.
Although originally an engineer, John started making his bespoke knives approximately four years ago which quickly became a ‘must have’ for all serious huntsmen.