The annual Inter Livery Clay Shoot is one of the highlights of the City of London charity events, which is traditionally held in second week of May. Since its inception in 1993 it has been hugely successful in raising funds for charities nominated by the winning teams and includes a donation to the Lord Mayors charity.
It is attended by in excess of 450 guns each year with teams of four representing over 55 Livery Companies. Each member of the team shoots 80 sporting birds over 12 stands, a 20 bird Two Man Flush and a 80 bird Team Flush.
Entries can be made as a team or as individuals who will be made up into a team
The Inter Livery Charity Clay Shoot was originally started by Dr John Garnam (Basketmaker) in the 1980’s and was held at the Holland & Holland shooting grounds. It was a very low key affair with thirty to forty guns who were mainly friends through City fraternities. Both Alan Ritson and Chris Parr (Environmental Cleaners) were fortunate to be invited to several of these events and when Dr Garnam relinquished organising the event due to poor health they decided to put a team together to continue the event.
The team consisted of Past master John Howard, Court Assistant Alan Ritson, Court Assistant Chris Parr and Liveryman Sandra Parr, finally getting the event off the ground in the summer of 1993. One hundred guns attended and two thousand pounds was raised for charity
2019 was the Events 25th Anniversary in terms of the number years it has taken place. We now have in excess of 450 people shooting from as many as fifty five plus Livery Company’s.
Chris Parr is still on the Organising Team and it’s a huge credit to him that we are all enjoying the sport after all these years. Chris has now been joined by Richard Ferrand (Fishmonger) who comes with a wealth of experience in the events world and will support the team in taking the event to the next stage.