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Shooting club steps in to save the day after fair cancellation
COUNTRY sports fans bemoaning the cancellation of the biggest event on their calendar have cause for celebration after a south Bucks club stepped in to save the day.
The E.J. Churchill Shooting Ground in Lane End is putting on its own event - and they’ve had just six days to organise it - after the huge CLA Game Fair in Leicestershire was axed due to the ‘summer’ weather.
The fair will feature a host of shooting competitions, 4x4 off-roading, helicopter tours of the Chilterns, archery, stalls, artists and more.
Managing director Rob Fenwick said: “We must be mad - we think we’re going to have anywhere between 500 and 1,000 people here.
“The CLA was only cancelled on Thursday so we’ve not got long to put it together but it is going well so far.
“But the CLA is such a big event for country gaming industry, it affects peoples’ livelihoods, so we just wanted to support the industry.”
The free event will be held at the shooting ground in Park Lane, Lane End, between 9am and 5pm on Friday and Saturday.
For more information visit www.ejchurchill.com
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