Park Lodge Shooting School’s first ever Charity Shoot has raised approximately £3,000 to be shared between the Yorkshire Air Ambulance and the Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution. The shoot, held on Tuesday 10 June 2014, saw 20 teams of four shooting five flushes each in a friendly but competitive event.
One of the 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 UK and overseas.
Tom Bayston, proprietor at 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 almost £3,000 that can now go to help the invaluable work done by the YAA and RABI.”
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 motorways, but also rural and isolated locations.
Bob Smailes, regional fundraising manager of Yorkshire Air Ambulance, commented: “We’d like to thank Park Lodge Shooting School and everyone who entered the inaugural Charity Shoot for their very generous support. It costs £9,990 per day to keep both of Yorkshire’s Air Ambulances maintained and in the air, so donations such as this are very welcome.”
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 supporting agencies. In 2001, RABI was nominated as one of five charities for HM The Queen’s Golden Jubilee Year.