Teams invited to enter agricultural industry charity shoot

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Park Lodge Shooting School, based in East Yorkshire, will be staging its second Agricultural Industry Charity Shoot on Wednesday June 24.

The event, which was launched last year, is organised to raise money for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance and the Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution. Last year twenty teams of four took part in the event and raised almost £3000 for the two charities.

Once again, the shoot will comprise teams of four people shooting five flushes each consisting of 100 clay targets. In addition to the flushes, one of the highlights of the day will be the chance for competitors to shoot at the famous GNAT, a remote controlled plane which passes shooters at speeds in excess of 60 mph and is frequently seen at country fairs and corporate hospitality events around the UK and overseas.

Tom Bayston, proprietor, Park Lodge Shooting School said: “Last years’ inaugural event was a fantastic success and we have already had lots of interest from people in the agricultural and related industries who would like to enter this year. It’s a brilliant day with lots going on and we hope that people will come along to support the shooters and help us raise money for these two charities. Both myself and my wife Sharon have had personal experience of the amazing work both the Yorkshire Air Ambulance and the Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution do, and we hope that we can raise a substantial amount at this event to support both causes.”

The charity shoot is open to all and the fee to enter a team of four is £280. As well as entering teams, there is also the opportunity for organisations to sponsor sections of the shoot and areas around the shooting ground are available for stands / exhibits. Refreshments will be available in the Clubhouse for both competitors and spectators on the day and parking at the venue is free.

The Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution is farming’s national charity and was founded in 1860 by John Joseph Mechi. It provides support for members of the farming community who are in need throughout England, Wales and Northern Ireland, is a member of Farming Help and works closely with other support agencies. In 2001 R.A.B.I. was nominated as one of five charities for HM The Queen’s Golden Jubilee Year.

The Yorkshire Air Ambulance is an independent charity providing a life-saving rapid response emergency service to 5 million people across Yorkshire. They fly seven days a week, 365 days a year, covering a vast landscape that not only includes major cities and motor ways, but also rural and isolated locations. To keep providing this life saving service the charity needs to raise £9990 per day to keep both of Yorkshire’s Air Ambulances maintained and in the air.

For further information about entering the Park Lodge Agricultural Charity Shoot or sponsorship opportunities on the day email or ring 01405 764500.

Deadline for entries is Friday June 19. Registration is from 9am and shooting commences at 10am.