What a Clay Day!

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With a warm welcome from the day’s hosts, Aston Martin Red Bull Racing Principal Christian Horner and Wings for Life Ambassador David Coulthard, guests gathered at the marvelous West Wycombe Estate. Here, they were invited to enjoy breakfast whilst exploring the surroundings. A special thank you to Grenfell Clothing for custom designing and producing the exquisite clothing for our VIP guests in their team colours.

Guests met with our Ambassador Nathalie McGloin, who shared her incredible story from a tragic accident to becoming the first female tetraplegic racing driver. After a talk, teams took to their fleet of 4x4s, generously provided by Porsche, for some off-road driving. At certain points around the estate were five clay pigeon shooting stands for the teams to compete at.

After visiting three stands across the estate, guests regrouped to break for traditional English Elevenses created exclusively for The Clay Day by our catering partners Baxterstorey.

After two final stands, the best three individuals were invited to a final shoot-off activation to crown the day’s best shot. Guests watched in anticipation while clays exploded one after the other in the air above them.

Time for lunch and guests indulged in an array of wonderful options from paella cooked on an open pan to roast lamb served with fresh salads. To wash this down, partner Curious Brewery served some of their newest editions of cold beer and cider. The perfect combination for a hot summer’s day.

To conclude with the moment that everyone had been waiting for, it was time to announce the winners. Team Velocity were crowned 2018’s Winning Team and celebrations rolled on throughout the afternoon as guests enjoyed the views of the lake and the sound of the live band.

£105,000.00 was raised on the day, enough to fund one research project for a whole year! A huge thank you to everyone who joined us and to all that supported the event including Porsche, Curious Brewery, Chapel Down, Baxterstorey and Grenfell Clothing as well as EJ Churchill and the West Wycombe Estate.