In memory of Brian

Brian Robson
Brian Robson

SHOOT syndicates from across Northumberland came together to honour a Felton man and raise money for a good cause.

Brian Robson, who lived in Shothaugh with wife Eleanor, died suddenly earlier this year at the age of 63.

He was an independent financial adviser for many years and one of his main hobbies was to take part in clay pigeon shooting meets across the county.

To show their support for the family, a memorial event was held at Eshott with the proceeds going to the RNLI. The £3,800 collected will help efforts to get a new storage facility at Craster.

As well as the competition there was a raffle, an auction where items included shooting days, a meal for two at a Newcastle restaurant and microlight flights, and a hog roast by staff from The Railway Inn, Acklington.

Trophies were awarded to the winners, a team from Causey Park, and runners-up.

Mrs Robson said: “On behalf of the RNLI and Craster Lifeboat Station, I would like to thank everyone for their generous contributions in memory of Brian.

“The RNLI was his favourite charity and he would have been so proud of all the efforts to support it as much as possible.

“I would like to give a special thank-you to the memorable day, which was organised by Steve Clarehugh, as well as everyone who helped him and those who competed and contributed to the event.

“The considerable donations, added to those already sent in by friends and clients of Brian’s, are truly wonderful and they have been greatly appreciated by the RNLI.

“I have been overwhelmed by everyone’s support and generosity and it’s a true measure of the kindness Brian showed throughout his life to so many others.”