Ramsbury shoot hits target for charity
1:08pm Thursday 24th October 2013 in News
A Ramsbury charity clay pigeon shoot has raised hundreds of thousands of pounds for charity.
The Hilldrop Charity Shoot is believed to the biggest event of its kind in the UK and it has been announced that this year’s event, which was held in May, raised more than £300,000 for charity.
The shoot, organised by Tim Eliot-Cohen at Hilldrop Farm in Ramsbury, attracted more than 1,000 guests and was supported by 120 volunteers.
During the event 380 guns used more than 75,000 cartridges to shoot at 25,000 clays and the day’s activities were followed by a party and charity auction.
The major beneficiary is Sightsavers – a charity that works to restore the sight of blind people in developing countries and will help 11,000 people in Uganda.
Local causes including Ramsbury Scouts, Ramsbury Pre-school and the community facilities regeneration charity (RAMPAIG) will also benefit from a share of £50,000.
RAMPAIG chairman Amanda Fearon, said: “The generosity of the gift was unexpected and it will provide a real boost to our community projects. What a remarkable village this is.”
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