BASC Somerset Fundraising shoot raises £2000

A charity clay shoot which raised almost £2,000 for forces’ charity Help for Heroes and the BASC South West Young Shots Programme has shown the generous spirit of shooters, an organiser has said.

Mike Hardy from BASC Council said: “Congratulations to all involved. People who shoot are known for their fundraising efforts and generosity. These two very worthy causes will benefit greatly from the support of everyone who took part in and supported the event.”

James Green from BASC South West England added: “We couldn’t have hoped for any better. It really wouldn’t have been possible without the dedication and support from everyone involved.”

The event, which was organised by the BASC Somerset social committee, sponsored by Derbyshire’s Estate Agents and supported by Battens Solicitors, was held at the Cricket St Thomas Hotel near Chard in Somerset.

There was also an air rifle competition sponsored by BSA Guns, a sporting flush and lessons from BASC-accredited shotgun coaches.

Food was supplied by Rookmarsh Catering, who donated 20 per cent of their takings.

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