£7,600 raised by charity shooters

SHOOTING: Richard Leeming, Wayne Cropper and Craig Holden
SHOOTING: Richard Leeming, Wayne Cropper and Craig Holden
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A charity clay pigeon shoot involving Lancashire businesses raised an impressive £7,600.

Toplands Clay Shoot at Woodplumpton, near Preston, hosted the event.

It raised funds for the Motor Neurone Disease Association, Heartbeat and a smaller donation to local church St Anne’s.

The charity day was the fourth of its kind – so far raising more than £17,000 for worthy causes.

The event featured 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 Dransfield.

Organiser Terence Logan said: “We had over 135 entries to shoot and the main competition was won by Mark Houlding with a score of 38/40 after a shoot off with Trevor Francis and Brett Winstanley.

“The main money was raised by the auction with wonderful donations from the Tom Barron Group who donated two places at their Game shoot which raised £1600 on their own. All in all the day was an excellent success and it now means we have raised £17500 in the last four years.”