Marine transport specialist Peters & May raised more than £20,000 for Breast Cancer Clinical Trials at its annual charity clay pigeon shoot on June 5
Guests were treated to a morning of shooting, followed by a gourmet barbecue lunch and drinks. The day concluded with a charity auction and raffle that netted £20,000.
The charity clay pigeon shoot, at Pennsport Shooting School in West Berkshire, is part of Peters & May’s ongoing support for Breast Cancer Clinical Trials through its Pink Lashings campaign.
The charity aims to raise awareness of clinical trials in the “the prevention, diagnoses and treatment of breast cancer” and has raised more than £1.9 million over the past 10 years.
The funds have been used to conduct more than 30 clinical trials, “leading to new drugs receiving approval from the Food and Drugs Administration and the European Union as standard treatment”.
Peters & May CEO David Holley said: “We’ve been supporting Breast Cancer Clinical Trials now for several years and have raised over £35,000 during this time with the charity shoots and our Pink Lashings scheme.
He continued: “We would like to thank all of those who attended and gave generously to allow us to reach our target, as well as our incredible sponsors, Delphini, E.W.v.d Hude & Son, Normed and Spitfire Marketing, without whom none of this would have been possible. This charity is hugely close to my heart having lost my mother to this disease, and we’re honoured to have been able to support them in this way.”
Breast Cancer Clinical Trials specialist Ashraf Patel said: “We’d like to say a huge thank you to Peters & May and its sponsors for hosting yet another brilliant charity shoot. Without the backing of companies like Peters & May we wouldn’t be able to support the hundreds of patients that rely on us. We’re already looking forward to next year.”