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Clay pigeon shoot competition raises over £3,000 to beat blood cancer

Louise Dawson
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03 May 2016

Daughter hosts a 100 bird sporting competition in memory of father

On Saturday 16 April, friends and family of John Palmer turned out in force to take part in a 100 bird sporting clay competition to celebrate John’s life and raise money in his memory. John, who was a keen shooter and loved the sport, sadly lost his battle with Acute Myeloid Leukaemia in August 2015.

John’s daughter Leanne Powell organised the competition and friends and family from all over the country joined them at Grange Farm Sporting Clays in Leicestershire to battle it out for the best of 100 shots. The winner scored an impressive 95 out of 100.

Dale Neal from BBC Radio Leicester even turned up and reported live from the ground, with Leanne and myself giving interviews about the reasons behind the event and Bloodwise respectively. I was proud to be part of the day and it was clear how loved, respected and missed John is by all his family and peers.

A fantastic total of £3,097.40 has so far been raised from the competition, generated from the entry fees, a raffle, a cake sale and the generosity of the ground who donated the takings from the refreshments sold on the day and also the referees who donated their fees.

Thank you so much and congratulations to Leanne, John’s wife Pat and everyone involved in making the day such a success. Together we will beat blood cancer.