Charity clay pigeon shoot for PAH Breast Unit
Charity / Wed 27th May 2015 at 11:29am
SUNSEEKER London, leading distributor of the Sunseeker luxury motoryacht brand and Mayer Brown, International business law firm, supported the PAH Breast Unit Charity with a clay pigeon shooting day organised by Victoria Gerlis, single mum of two from Brentwood.
Victoria has organised events for the charity before and feels passionately about the breast unit charity and breast cancer cause.
100 guests were invited to a clay pigeon shooting competition hosted at the prestigious Royal Berkshire Shooting grounds on Friday 15th May, to raise vital funds for the Princess Alexandra Hospital Breast Unit Charity. This is one of the largest breast cancer clinical trials facilities north of London.
David Lewis, managing director of Sunseeker London, is a key supporter of the small charity, lead by Mr Ashraf Patel associate specialist in Breast disease. The amount raised was in excess of £77,000 and will fund the purchase of specialist equipment, introduce new initiatives and support research into the disease itself. Mr Patel thanked Sunseeker London, Mayer Brown and everyone who supported the shooting day. He said, “It is paramount we find new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat different kinds of breast cancer. These funds will keep up the treatment options and give women the opportunities they need to battle the disease”.
The day was very well attended and guests enjoyed an early breakfast followed by a mornings shooting. After a Champagne reception, people were seated to a four-course lunch before participating in a lively game of Heads and Tails and main live auction.
The auction raised £57,000, with an array of incredible ‘money can’t buy’ auction lots, including full Hospitality for 4 at Lord’s Cricket ground (ODI, England v Australia) and a tour of the Red Bull racing facilities with dinner for 4 at The Private Members Royal Automobile Club, London. The event was attended by chefs Silvano Giraldin of Michelin star restaurant La Gavroche, Anton Edelmann who has previously cooked for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and Paul Sackay, former England Rugby player.
The most inspiring auction lot was a Unique Pure Evil Canvas raising £25,000. The lucky bidder was presented the prize by the artist himself who was delighted he could contribute to raising such an incredible amount.
The day has been such a success that Victoria will repeat the event in 2016, to continue to fund the PAH Breast Unit Charity and their amazing work towards breast cancer. For enquiries on the charity or the shooting challenge 2016 please contact Victoria on [email protected]