Marc Yates, President of the Jersey Shooting Federation, recently presented a cheque for £5,000 to Lynsey Beahan, Head of Fundraising for the Jersey Hospice.
The money was raised by the JSF through the 2012 SuperShot Challenge which is run every June at the Crabbe ranges, and this year attracted a record-breaking entry of 26 Teams of 5 shooters.
Derek Bernard, who has been heavily involved with the event ever since it began in 1990 said: “I really thought that it was not possible to fit more than 24 Teams in, but Chris Le Moeligou’s skill at programming Excel showed us how to fit 2 more Teams in without any problems.”
The SuperShot Challenge was started in 1990 to celebrate the first-ever Commonwealth Games’ Gold Medals won by a Channel Island Team. Amazingly Jersey and Guernsey both won their first Gold Medals that year and both were in shooting: Colin Mallett won Gold for Jersey in Fullbore Rifle Individual and also won Bronze in the Pairs Match with his father Cliff Mallett, while the late Adrian Breton won Gold for Guernsey in Rapid Fire Pistol.
Over the years the JSF has raised in excess of £80,000 for their selected charities, with funds also being raised to help send the Jersey shooting team away to participate in the Commonwealth Shooting Federation Championships.
This years SuperShot Challenge takes place on Saturday 15th June 2013. For further details about the event, or to enquire about entering a team of your own, please contact Derek Bernard.