Park Lodge shooters dig deep for charity

L to R: Tom Bayston, proprietor, Park Lodge Shooting School and his son William Bayston present the cheque to Bob Smailes, regional fundraising manager, Yorkshire Air Ambulance.

L to R: Tom Bayston, proprietor, Park Lodge Shooting School and his son William Bayston present the cheque to Bob Smailes, regional fundraising manager, Yorkshire Air Ambulance.

Park Lodge Shooting School’s 2015 charity shoot has raised £1945 to be donated to the Yorkshire Air Ambulance and the Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution, which provides support for members of the farming community who are in need.

The shoot, held this summer at the East Yorkshire-based grounds, saw 19 teams of four shooting five flushes each, consisting of 100 clay targets, in a friendly but competitive event.

In addition to the flushes, one of the day’s highlights was 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 world.

Tom Bayston, proprietor, Park Lodge Shooting School said: “Park Lodge has close associations with both these amazing charities and we would like to thank all the teams who entered for coming along and supporting us. We had great fun on the day and are delighted that we have raised this substantial amount that can now go to help the invaluable work done by YAA and RABI.”

Bob Smailes, regional fundraising manager of Yorkshire Air Ambulance said: “We would like to thank Park Lodge Shooting School and everyone who entered the charity shoot for their very generous support. It costs £12,000 per day to keep both of Yorkshire’s air ambulances maintained and in the air, and so donations such as this are very welcome in keeping this vital life- saving service flying.”

 

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