Lakenheath re-opens

Firefighters battled through the night to bring the fire under control

Fire-ravaged Lakenheath Clay Target Centre has reopened as of 24th December after fire ripped through the centre, destroying the clubhouse, restaurant and bar, in the early hours of 3 December.

Pete Usher said he and his staff were heart-broken when they saw their club destroyed but support from the shooting community had helped immensely. He added: “To see my club in such a terrible state was heart-breaking and especially upsetting for my staff who were all totally devastated. I would like to thank all of you that have sent texts and emails of best wishes and offers of support at this dreadful time.”

With considerable help from Promatic, the Club was able to secure enough equipment to reopen for business on Christmas Eve. Pete said he and his team had working tirelessly, with his loss brokers and loss adjuster, to get the club up and running again as soon as possible and that as soon as the gates were open he knew shooters would rally round as they always had, to support the club in its bid to make a full recovery.

He said plans for the future refurbishment would be announced soon and added: “They say that ‘from the ashes the phoenix will rise’”.

The club is now open for practice as usual, but is operating without a clubhouse.

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