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  • Birthday 27/12/1955

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    shooting; shoot management, gamekeeping.

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  1. webber

    75 Bird Charity Shoot 21st. October

    The family and I attended Willowbrook Hospice Fund Raising yesterday and handed over the best part of £3,5000. This was made up of money from the clay shoot, Paulines funeral collection and the proceeds of a just giving page. This money will go towards the £200,000 that Willowbrook need to re-equip the four rooms that were lost during a recent flood. Pauline made me promise that what ever happened, I would run the charity shoot. She died on Monday 15th and Martin and I ran the Charity Shoot on Sunday 21st. It was Paulines intention to visit the shoot that she had funded but never seen; sadly she never made it. The charity shoot didn't quite run as we had wished. We hadn't planned for 3 regular ground staff being absent or 4 referees not turning up at short notice. We had far more issues with traps anyone could have planned for. Martin and I were both at Paulines bedside during the shoot on Sunday 14th. A couple of technical glitches during the shoot on the same day crept back into the charity shoot. It also transpired that most of the no birds were caused by some substandard clays were placed into some of the traps by people who knew no different and were doing their best to help out. Tommo has worked virtually none stop this week to drill down and rectify most of the issues that we experienced last Sunday. We've learned a lot; next year will be bigger and better. Yes, there will be a next year. When Joe Johnson learned that I was short of referees he drove through the night from Perth to ref the competition. It was Joe who put up the £100 cash prize. At Paulines funeral on Tuesday Joe advised that he would do it all again, but would increase the prize fund to £500. Willowbrook Hospice are going to adopt the Pauline Webster Memorial Shoot as one of their official events. This will enable the full force of their marketing and fundraising teams to get behind the event. They do say that from little acorns mighty oaks do grow. On Saturday the family will conduct the internment of Paulines ashes at Green Acres. Ironically her ashes will be in a giant Acorn shaped urn.
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    Mrs. webber R I P

    Super attendance for Paulines funeral today. Green Acres was full to overflowing. Many thanks to: Darren; Dave; Brad; Martin; Stephen and Alan for carrying Pauline. William Wooland for conducting the service. Good friend Dave Kendall for reading the Eulogy. Grandson Jacob for being brave and reading a special tribute that he had written for his Nan. Daughter Sarah for reading a special poem. Funeral Directors F W Marsh. Green Acres Rainford for ensuring that everything went so smoothly. Sticky Wicket at Ruskin Drive for a venue that Pauline enjoyed, and a buffet to do us proud. Sincere thanks to all those who attended, especially those who traveled from Southport, Scotland, North Wales, and Yorkshire. We all gave Pauline a send off to be proud off. She was much loved and will be missed by many. We are still receiving donations for Willowbrook Hospice, but so far we have topped £1'000. Willowbrook only has twelve beds. They lost four a couple of months ago due to a flood. Hopefully the donations and money raised by the Clay Pigeon Shoot on Sunday will go some way to covering some of the costs not covered by insurance and assist in returning the rooms back into service quickly. The family appreciate that we were lucky that Pauline was able to move into Willowbrook Hospice as was her wish when the sad time was neigh.
  3. webber

    75 Bird Charity Shoot 21st. October

    We've raised just over £3,000 which will be making its way to Willowbrook Hospice and Macmillan Nurses over the next couple of days. Congratulations to Michael Pennington who won £100 High Gun with 69. Hilary Hankin who won Lady High Gun with 50 Jason Cripps won Junior High Gun with 32 David Powell won R&ASC Members High Gun with 50 Mike and Jason have already collected their prizes. Prizes for Hilary and David will be available for collection at the regular shoot on Sunday. Massive thanks to all; however you were involved. Martin and I are both very pleased and extremely humbled by the support shown.
  4. webber

    75 Bird Charity Shoot 21st. October

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    75 Bird Charity Shoot 21st. October

    Just been let down a bit. Would anyone available to referee our charity shoot this Sunday please contact me via PM webber
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    Mrs. webber R I P

    It is with deep sorrow that I advise you that my wife of 42 years Pauline; died in Willowbrook Hospice at 5:10 this morning. Funeral arrangements have yet to be made, but we are asking for family flowers only, with a request for donations to Willowbrook Hospice. Thanks for your support in the past and into the future. Pauline put up a long fight; but cancer has won in the end. It was Paulines wish that the Charity Clay Pigeon shoot should go ahead next Sunday 21st October. Martin and I will certainly gather the strength, and ensure that it does. Massive thanks to Macmillan Nurses and the staff,nurses and doctors at Willowbrook Hospice who were there for Pauline and the family when we needed them.
  7. webber

    Flourescent lamps flickering

    At the clay shoot we run a number of flourecent lamp fittings from a small generator with more than enough power for the job. However, the lamps flicker anoyingly. I wondered if any electrical engineers could suggest a fix for the issue. Ive had a few ideas, but would like to draw on the experience of others. webber
  8. webber

    75 Bird Charity Shoot 21st. October

    Please post on here if you will be attending the Charity Shoot on Sunday 21st. October. http://www.astleygunclub.co.uk webber
  9. webber

    Help Required for Charity Shoot

    A few more raffle prizes have been received this week from both Pigeon Watch and Facebook members.The Norgas Office ladies are running a Macmillan Coffee Morning on Friday 28th September.Many thanks to those who have volunteered their services for duties at the Charity Shoot on 21st. October.I still need a couple of referees for the English Sporting Competition. No need to be a qualified referee, just know the rules and how to apply them.
  10. Having read your post I feel that your chances are good. As an RFD and gun club proprietor, I am often asked for an opinion on chance of obtaining SGC & FAC. I am aware of other recent grants to applicants with criminal records for crimes committed in the distant past of greater gravity than those admitted by you. webber
  11. English Sporting 75 Birds shot over 10 stands. Open to all. High Gun £100 Cash Other prizes include R&ASC Member High Gun Lady High Gun & Junior High Gun (18 Yrs) Have A Go Shotgun & Have A Go Archery Prize Raffle drawn at 1pm on the day. Tickets sold at the shoot and in the Norgas Gun Shop. Plenty of Car Parking Cafe opens at 9am. Shooting commences at 10am NO Wad restrictions. Fiocchi Cartridges available. £26 per entry. Re entry permitted. Pre Booking of Squads or Individual shooters is encouraged but not essential. It would be great to see a squad or two from Pigeon Watch Members in the North West. Shoot is in aid of Willowbrook Hospice & Macmillan Nurses http://www.astleygunclub.co.uk
  12. webber

    Help Required for Charity Shoot

    The shooters pay to shoot as normal. Remember every clay thrown has to be purchased by the ground; this would be a cost we would need to recover, together with other unavoidable expenses. Similarly the cartridges used for the Have A Go stands will need to be purchased by the ground. If we can off set some or all of the cost of these main items, more money will go to the charities. webber
  13. webber

    Help Required for Charity Shoot

    Quite a bit of progress so far this week. I've received pledges of significant prizes from BASC; also substantial donations from Bowyers Accountants and Camgas. I've been unable to get either the clays or the cartridges sponsored, so the funds so far will go a long way to offsetting the costs of the shoot which will mean more money for the charities. We've admitted defeat in our quest to establish a just giving wotsit. If you wish to make a donation please contact me for further details. webber
  14. webber

    Help Required for Charity Shoot

    The office girls are still working on a method of accepting electronic payment. Meanwhile PW Hawkfanz has been into the Norgas shop with a £10 donation towards the cost of running the charity shoot and also volunteered to help run the overflow carpark. A local group of archers has just advised that they are willing to attend and put on a Have A Go @ Archery. Bit by bit, its coming together webber
  15. webber

    Help Required for Charity Shoot

    Now thats an idea. I'll ask the girls in the office if they can show me how to set it up. webber
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