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Shooting ace aims to aid charity
12:00am Sunday 2nd September 2012 in Andover
SYDNEY 2000 Olympic gold medal winner Richard Faulds MBE is again organising a charity shoot in remembrance of his father Bruce, who died from a brain tumour in 2010.
Proceeds from the event, taking place on 8 September at Richard and Tanya Faulds’s Owl’s Lodge Shooting School in Barton Stacey, near Andover, will be given to the charity brainstrust so that it can continue its work in helping patients with brain tumours to access the best information, diagnosis, research and help.
Richard and Tanya have hosted the event for the past two years and although they were very busy in the run-up to the Olympics in London they were adamant that the event should take place.
Richard said: “As everything in the last few years has led up to the Olympics I thought it only fitting to pay tribute again to my father, who helped me so much both with inspiration and support to help me achieve my best.
“By holding this charity shoot and by encouraging people to enter and have fun we are able to donate much-needed funds to brainstrust.
“Brain tumours are still a hugely underfunded illness in the UK and we, as a family, know this so well having lost dad so quickly once he was diagnosed.
“Anything I can do to help I will.”
Richard’s Olympic gold medal was won at the 2000 Olympics for the men’s double trap.