Lord’s Taverners enjoy fantastic weekend at The Game Fair

31st Jul 2017
Lord’s Taverners enjoy fantastic weekend at The Game Fair

The Lord’s Taverners were proud charity partners of The Game Fair at Hatfield House last weekend, benefitting from fundraising across the magnificent three day event with the aim of providing a brand new specially adapted minibus for a local school.

The Game Fair gathers people from across the country who have a passion for the Great British countryside. Exhibiting at the event as well as fundraising, it was a brilliant opportunity for the Lord’s Taverners to talk about their charitable work, and the programmes that help give young people a sporting chance. Staff and volunteers were able to shed light on key national programmes such as Table Cricket and Wheelchair Basketball, as well as Boccia.

One particular highlight from the weekend’s fundraising included a celebrity Pro-AM clay pigeon shooting competition, run by the Clay Pigeon Shooting Association. Spectators were treated to a display of professional shooting (as well as some less polished marksmanship!) from professionals, celebrities, and amateurs alike.

Among the stars were Sky Sports’ Alex Hammond, Ashes winner Matthew Hoggard, Made in Chelsea’s Josh Patterson and former England goalkeeper David James. It was however, Lord’s Taverners supporter Phil Spencer, from Location Location Location, whose team would come out on top following several rounds of high class shooting.

Batfast were next door to the Lord’s Taverners stand, encouraging cricketers and non-cricketers of all ages to test themselves against one of the highest quality bowling simulators available.

Ultimately, the fundraising efforts of staff and volunteers will go a very long way in helping to provide a new minibus for Lakeside School, situated close to Hatfield House in Welwyn Garden City. The school’s aim is to remove the restrictions life can often place upon people with learning disabilities, catering for pupils aged 2-19 with both an individualist and holistic outlook towards their education.

Paul Robin, the Lord’s Taverners CEO said: “It was great for the Lord’s Taverners to be the official charity partner of The Game Fair for the first time this year. What was equally pleasing was to be able to see so many members of the public engaging with the staff and volunteers at our stand and, after this, being eager to contribute to a great cause. Hopefully our partnership with The Game Fair can continue to go from strength to strength next year.”

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