Firms take aim at charity shoot

Owner: Roy Dransfield

Owner: Roy Dransfield

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Business people and shooting enthusiasts are joining forces again this month in a charity event which has so far raised almost £10,000 for good causes.

Toplands Clay Shoot at Woodplumpton, near Preston, is hosting the event on Saturday August 23.

The charity day is the fourth of its kind – so far raising almost £10,000 split between North West Air Ambulance, Lancashire and South Cumbria Kidney Patients Association and the Motor Neurone Disease Association.

The event will feature a 40-bird English sporting charity shoot, a two-man pool shoot, a charity auction, raffle, barbecue and more.

The Clay Shoot at Toplands Farm is owned by former Preston Grasshoppers legend Roy Drans field. Organiser Terence Logan said: “Overall we have had over 100 companies both local and national help us with our fundraising efforts to date, from Hatfields Land Rover in Liverpool to Rockform Tiles in Bilsborrow. Last year we raised £5,037 and really want to better it this year.”

A day’s game shooting has been donated for the fourth year running by the Tom Barron Group.

This is the event’s star lot and has alone raised a quarter of the almost £10,000 generated so far.

The Macdonald Hotels group which owns the Tickled Trout at Samlesbury, has donated a weekend away at its Signature Collection Old England Hotel on Windermere for the main raffle prize.

There is also a meal for two at the Tickled Trout to be won.

This year’s charities are locally-based Heartbeat and the Garstang branch of the MNDA.

The day starts at noon.

For further information visit www.toplandsclayshoot.co.uk.