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Syndicate that raised cash for kids’ charity decides to close

The Monday Club syndicate raised thousands for Children in Need.

A shooting syndicate in North Wales has decided to close after 24 years, despite raising more than £8,000 for charity in that time. 

The Monday Club Syndicate, based in Bodelwyddan, was established in 2000 to enable local sportsmen and women to find good small-day shooting opportunities. 

The syndicate also gave its members the chance to enjoy shoot days across the country, including Northumbria and Scotland, to help provide additional income to other rural communities. 

The syndicate made donations to Children in Need each year by running sweepstakes on every shoot day. Before the Covid crisis in 2020, the donations came to £3,640. 

However, in the wake of the pandemic, the syndicate has decided to close and donate the remaining funds in the members’ account to the charity. The additional donation amounted to £4,377, taking the total to £8,017. 

Shoot captain Simon Kent said: “The Monday Club has always sought to give youngsters and those new to shooting an opportunity to experience game shooting in a cost-effective way. This is in addition to the opportunities of clay shooting and pest control the Monday Club undertook. 

“This made supporting Children in Need an obvious choice for our charitable donation,” he added.