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Sowerbys supports event raising £55,000 for important charity

Published: 24/08/2021

Tens of thousands has been raised for The Gurkha Welfare Trust at Holt Auctioneer’s Annual Clay Day, sponsored by Sowerbys.

It was a family affair for our very own Max Sowerby, who took part alongside his sons - pictured above with Viscount Thomas Coke of Holkham Hall Estate.

Having supported the charity event for a number of years, Sowerbys was delighted to be lead sponsor.

Taking place on the Royal Sandringham Estate in the heart of the Norfolk community the day raised more than £55,000.

The charity event involved forty teams of four people shooting in five simulated game drives.

The Gurkha Welfare Trust is a British charity providing financial, medical and development aid to Gurkha veterans, their families, and communities.

Sowerbys' Managing Director, Max Sowerby, said: “It was an honour to shoot in the private grounds of Sandringham Royal Estate and to be the main sponsor for Holt's auctions over the past couple of years.

"Of course most importantly though, it was the honour of helping to raise £55,000 for The Queen’s chosen charity The Gurkhas, that made the day so special.

"We had a great Sowerbys' team comprising of three members of the Sowerby family and Lord Coke. Together we managed to hit a respectable 265 clays out of 500 - but put this against the winners who shot an astonishing 483, we were along way short.

"Congratulations to Holt for putting on such a great event."

There was also a fundraising auction at the event, including a painting of Sandringham House by renowned Norfolk artist Emily Chapman.

Well done to all involved!