Posted by Alice Wingfield Digby

The Derbyshire Charity Clay Shoot is one of the best charity clay shoots in the country – renowned both for raising over £2.6 million pounds to date for various charities, and for its stunning Chatsworth location.

Wingfield Digby are thrilled to be exhibiting and supporting this incredible event for the second year running.

 

Aside from challenging clay shoots in breath-taking countryside, this year’s highlights include Countryfile presenters Ellie Harrison and Adam Henson, Laurent Perrier champagne reception, hair stylists and makeup artists from The Stylebar, retail therapy from British brands Izzi of Baslow, CW Sellors, Champagne & Muddy Boots, Fox&Cable and Wingfield Digby.

 

What else? Held on Saturday 19 May, it’s shares the date with the Royal Wedding between HRH Prince Harry and Miss Megan Markle!

 

We caught up with DCCS Committee Member Laura Corbidge to find out more the royal twist on this year’s DCCS, along with other personal insight & excitement…

 

1. How did you become involved with DCCS?

My husband and I have been attending the Derbyshire Charity Clay Shoot for many years, and we enjoy the day enormously. When the event moved to Chatsworth, I was approached and asked to join the organising committee. Through my experience raising money for the NSPCC, I was sure that I could contribute as a committee member and I gladly accepted.

 

2. DCCS has grown and grown since its first instalment in 2010 – a testimony to its success & popularity. Is there anything different to expect from DCCS this year?

It falls on the same day as the Royal Wedding. Everyone attending DCCS this year has a chance to see and celebrate this wonderful occasion. Various elements of the day will pay tribute to the wedding; retail stalls with wedding gifts, flowers and bunting will adorn the marquee and the event will be shown on large screens throughout the morning. Guests will not miss anything!

 

Guests at a previous DCCS

 3. What are you most excited about for DCCS this year?

Year on year we increase the money raised for charity; the challenge every year is to find exciting auction items. To date, the clay shoot has raised £2.6 million pounds and has helped numerous charities. This year we have some super money can’t buy experiences and I cannot wait to see if our guests are equally enthusiastic!

 

4. What sets DCCS apart from other charity shoots?

A huge point of note is the event location - the magnificent Chatsworth estate, coupled with the committee’s relentless effort to ensure that everyone – teams & their partners – has a fabulous day. This year, partners will have a private tour of the Chatsworth gardens, going behind the scenes to see various treasures usually unseen by the public. 

 Teams at a previous DCCS

 

5. Why is Chatsworth such a magical place to host DCCS?

Its setting is a beautiful part of the Derbyshire landscape; the shoot takes place within the 105 acre garden designed by Capability Brown. We try to ensure that each drive will take the guests to areas not seen by the public, allowing them to marvel at the beautiful planting and historic landscape.

 

6. What is your favourite DCCS memory?

The year I attended a private viewing of historical treasures kept at the house. It was truly magical to be so close to such valuable, historical items.  We were shown rosary beads, owned by Henry VIII, and personal letters belonging Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire, wife of the 5th Duke of Devonshire.

 

Tour of Chatsworth House at a previous DCCS

 

7. What other brands are supporting DCCS this year?

The clay shoot will be supported by Gallagher, our headline sponsor in addition to Sotheby’s, Purdey, Gucci, Corney & Barrow, Guy Salmon Sheffield, Irwin Mitchell, Quilter Cheviot, BRM solicitors, Strutt and Parker, Investec, High Peak Scaffolding and Native Land.

 

8. What is your favourite Wingfield Digby product?

 I love the picture frames decorated with game bird feathers. Each one is unique and a beautiful addition to any house!  

 

 

Wingfield Digby at DCCS last year

 

 

For more details, visit www.dcclayshoot.org.uk

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