BSA draw raises £9k for NHS

Almost £9,000 has been raised for the National Health Service thanks to a rifle and clothing draw that was run by BSA with the support of Peaky Blinders creator Steven Knight.

The first five entrants to be drawn won a BSA rifle of their choice, while the next five won a tweed cap from Mr Knight’s Blinders-themed clothing company, Garrison Tailors.

Lee Walker, Thomas Bowman, Stephen Curtis, Haroon Shaukat and Marc Clark were the main winners, and all chose a BSA R-10 as their prize, with four of the five opting for .177.

They could have the serial number personalised, such as having initials or date of birth laser-etched onto the breech. One winner had 007 in the serial number on his rifle.

Mr Knight said of the NHS appeal: “It’s a great and important cause, and as a company that is part of the DNA of Great Britain, the BSA fund is a great way for people to show support for our frontline just as the BSA has always supported our frontline in the past.”

A BSA spokesman added: “A massive thank you to the BSA fans who really got behind this competition. Over 1,300 of you came together … and we couldn’t be prouder of that.”

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