Donations from charity clayshoots are becoming increasingly significant. The North Yorkshire Moors Moorland Organisation (pictured below) has recently raised £9,157 for Yorkshire Air Ambulance.

Charity clay shoots proving popular and successful

Clayshooters are now using their skills and enthusiasm to benefit many good causes and  celebrities are also getting in on the act.

Recently £63,000 was raised for Child Bereavement UK and St. Richard’s Hospice by a shoot at Bransford Manor. Warter Priory Estate shooters raised an impressive £162,000 for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution.  A charity clay shoot in Suffolk made more than £15,000 for Papworth Hospital. At the Englefield estate a generous £300k was raised for the Great Ormond Street and Marie Curie charities – a great success.

The Royal Berkshire Shooting School has raised an incredible £23 million for various charities. Its Managing Director, Dylan Williams, is an experienced fundraiser.

It would be interesting to know the total sum raised by charity clay shoots every year. It is probably a significant amount. All shoots, both large and small, have something to contribute and every sum raised, whether in the hundreds or thousands, will benefit the chosen cause.

Thinking of running a charity day?

We’ve some useful tips for running a charity clay day here – covering the legal documentation you will need, insurance requirements, choosing the right charity, getting the right site and publicising the event.

Running a shoot day to raise money is the perfect opportunity to get a group of friends together, organise a great day out and know that you are doing your bit at the same time. Of course, clayshooting during the summer months is the perfect way to practice and improve on your shooting technique during the closed season.

Have you used a clay shoot as a fundraiser? E mail us here at Shooting UK  and let us know your successes and any useful advice you can offer. If you have any good quality colour photographs then send them too.

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