21st Anniversary Clay Pigeon Shoot

As part of our year-long celebrations for our 21st birthday, we invited our corporate partners and a whole host of individual supporters along to a clay pigeon shoot at Penn Sports in Newbury. 

Guests enjoyed a hearty breakfast before taking part in a morning of clay pigeon shooting. 16 teams of three or four people competed and each team completed eight stands throughout the morning.


Each stand had a particular name; these included 'Hedgerow Skirmish', 'Farmyard Frolic', 'A little bit of this, a little bit of that' and 'Jumping Jack Flash'. The sun was shining extremely brightly that day but that didnt put off our shooters! There were bottles of bubbly up for grabs for the teams who placed 1st, 2nd and 3rd... so the competition quite substantial!

Once the competition was over, the shooters sat down for lunch, followed by the highly anticipated charity auction, led by Nick Bonham. As well as a whole host of amazing lots, including tickets to the British Grand Prix, a holiday to Turkey, Golf days, a luxury yacht charter and tickets to Goodwood Festival of Speed, Nick auctioned off a One Hundred Trillion Dollar note... from the bank of Zimbabwe. Nick admitted that the note wasn't even worth the ink that was printed on it, but still managed to get over £400 for it. 

...and that was just the beginning. By the end of the auction and through various other donations, the whole day totalled at nearly £50,000.

One of our amazing young adults also shared her story about Jacksplace and the positive impact it has had on her over the years.

Mark Smith, Chief Executive at Naomi House & Jacksplace said,

This year is all about celebrations and encouraging everyone to get involved with our 21st birthday. The entire day was a huge success and we would like to share our sincere thanks to all who made it possible and to all who attended. We hope you all thoroughly enjoyed yourselves!

Thank you to all for helping us celebrate our 21st birthday in style!


Special thanks to:

Nick Penn

Jono and Candy Sieff

Rhodri Thomas

Andy Bush