Annual charity shoot raises £2,300

The Dragon Clay Club has raised £100,000 for charity over the past 30 years

The Dragon Clay Club raised £2,300 at its annual charity shoot on 18 August at their picturesque ground at Colgate in West Sussex. 

The money was split equally between its two nominated charities: the Brittle Bone Society and the Phoenix Stroke Club. It brings the total raised by the club to £100,000 over the 30 years since six chaps from the Dragon public house set it up for something to do on Sunday mornings.

They now have 112 members, including three of the original founders, and proudly claim to have the finest ground in Sussex, with 29 traps.

This year’s shoot attracted some big names among the 119 entries, despite unseasonably atrocious weather with continuous heavy rain. The club was particularly grateful to all the volunteer scorers, as well as the shooters who braved the conditions and ensured a great day with a good atmosphere and a fantastic result for the charities.

The cash class was won by Kevin Lillywhite and Alex Cobb, tied with a score of 93, while third equal were Simon Fenner and Guy Franklin on 92. Three shooters tied on 87 at the top of the cartridge class: Richard Hemsley, Colin Barrow and Tom Upton. Liz Salmon won Ladies class with 76, and Will Fenner took Juniors with 92.

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