Firms take aim to boost charity

Owner: Roy Dransfield

Owner: Roy Dransfield

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A charity clay pigeon shoot supported by Lancashire businesses is making a return later this month.

Toplands Clay Shoot is held at Toplands Farm at Woodplumpton, owned by former Preston Grasshoppers legend Roy Dransfield.

The event has raised £17,500 for charity over the last four years and is returning on Saturday June 27.

Organiser Terence Logan said: “It’s a charity clay shoot and dog scurry this year. Local companies have been lending their support in great numbers.

“Rowan Scrap Metals will be sponsoring the English sporting event, Tom Baron Group have sponsored the team event, BASC have kindly donated a prize for the junior winner and Kanyon Outdoor for the ladies’ category. The dog scurries have support from Wuffitmix providing prizes with John Gornall, bespoke wood engraver, creating unique winners’ trophies. The barbecue will be run by Richard Holden with meats donated by Honeywell Meats.”

There will also be a raffle and auction with prizes donated by numerous companies with the winning raffle prize a weekend at the fabulous Old England Hotel donated by MacDonald Hotels

The Bowker Group will be displaying their fabulous vehicles from BMW, Maserati, Mini, Harley Davidson and prestigious models from Bowker Ribble Valley.

Terence said: “We would love to beat last year’s figure of £7,600. Everybody is welcome to come along watch, join in, have a drink and enjoy the day.”

The day starts from 10am and goes on all day.

The event’s charities include North West Air Ambulance, Lancashire and South Cumbria Kidney Patients Association and the Motor Neurone Disease Association.