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Shoot raises thousands for charity, school and church

Pete Standing, Neil Howard, Martin Faichney and Robin Scott with Rodney Banks-Lyon in the centre.

Pete Standing, Neil Howard, Martin Faichney and Robin Scott with Rodney Banks-Lyon in the centre.

A clay shooting event near Lancaster has helped to raise £35,500 for charity.

The seventh Breitling at Banks Lyon Abbeystead Shoot, held on the Duke of Westminster’s private estate, attracted teams of four guns from across the North West who competed to win four Breitling watches worth nearly £15,000.

The annual event raised £33,850 for The Soldiers’ Charity as well as a further £1,650 for Abbeystead Primary School and church thanks to an auction of luxury items and daredevil pursuits.

Sponsor Rodney Banks-Lyon, of Banks Lyon Jewellers of Lancaster, said: “A record number of teams travelled to take part in the shooting, and the event just keeps getting better each year. We’re very grateful to His Grace and the tenant farmers for allowing us to use such a spectacular location for what is a much needed source of funds for charity – not to mention an ever growing event on the North West’s social calendar.”

Colonel Philip Naylor OBE, north west regional director of ABF The Soldiers’ Charity expressed gratitute to the event for raising so much money.

For information about next year’s event and how to get involved contact the organisers, Lancaster based Samuelson Wylie Associates, on 01524 590610.

 

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