Chatsworth to host charity clay pigeon shooting

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CHARITIES are set to benefit from tens of thousands of pounds raised when Chatsworth House hosts the annual Derbyshire Charity Clay Shoot.

The event on Saturday June 18, on the Duke of Devonshire’s estate, will help Cavendish Cancer Care, St Luke’s Hospice and Neurocare.

Last year shooting teams and guests raised almost £90,000, bringing the grand total for the last eight years to £536,000 and organisers hope to raise as much as £100,000 this time round.

Sally Eustace, project manager, said: “We’ve got places for 30 shooting teams - five gunners and five guests - and 10 ‘hospitality only’ tables for those who want to just come along for the day, so there are plenty of opportunities to get involved. “

She added: “All donations, big or small, are key, and we have some fantastic auction prizes again this year.

“The prizes include a money-can’t-buy trip to the 2012 Le Mans 24 Hour Race with Audi hospitality and a five-day, all inclusive game shoot on the Thorndale Estate in South Africa.”

Garry Scotting, chairman of The Gilder Group and co-event organiser, said: “The day promises to be better than ever before with some amazing food and entertainment, a charity auction and award ceremony all taking place in the grounds of one the UK’s most beautiful country houses.”

n For more information call Sally on 07872 461 342.