Clay Shooting

All in a good cause

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The Dragon Clay Club raised £2,300 at its an­nual char­ity shoot on 18 Au­gust at their pic­turesque ground at Col­gate in West Sus­sex.

The money was split equally be­tween its two nom­i­nated char­i­ties: the Brit­tle Bone So­ci­ety and the Phoenix Stroke Club. It brings the to­tal raised by the club to £100,000 over the 30 years since six chaps from the Dragon pub­lic house set it up for some­thing to do on Sun­day morn­ings. They now have 112 mem­bers, in­clud­ing three of the orig­i­nal founders, and proudly claim to have the finest ground in Sus­sex, with 29 traps.

This year’s shoot at­tracted some big names among the 119 en­tries, de­spite un­sea­son­ably atro­cious weather with con­tin­u­ous heavy rain. The club was par­tic­u­larly grate­ful to all the vol­un­teer scor­ers, as well as the shoot­ers who braved the con­di­tions and en­sured a great day with a good at­mos­phere and a fan­tas­tic re­sult for the char­i­ties.

The cash class was won by Kevin Lil­ly­white and Alex Cobb, tied with a score of 93, while third equal were Si­mon Fen­ner and Guy Franklin on 92. Three shoot­ers tied on 87 at the top of the car­tridge class: Richard Hem­s­ley, Colin Bar­row and Tom Up­ton. Liz Salmon won Ladies class with 76, and Will Fen­ner took Ju­niors with 92.

Find them on Face­book as ‘The Dragon Clay Club’.

 ??  ?? The Dragon Clay Club has raised £100,000 for char­ity over the past 30 years
The Dragon Clay Club has raised £100,000 for char­ity over the past 30 years

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