Colyton and Colyford branch of the Tiverton and Honiton Conservative Association held its annual clay shoot contest and raised a magnificent £500.
The contest, this year held in aid of CLIC Sargent and St Cuthbert’s Church, saw cash prizes for the best clay shooters in and around mid Devon.
The popular annual clay shoot continued to flourish again this year, held at Widworthy Barton, Wilmington, with Thomas Kremer Esq. kindly donating use of his premises, and saw around 150 entries to the event.
Pleased to support
Simon Card, Chairman of the Colyton and Colyford branch of the Tiverton and Honiton Conservative Association, said: “The annual clay shoot was great fun this year and the good weather helped to make it a really enjoyable day.
“We are very pleased to be able to support, in some small way, charities like CLIC Sargent who provide such great support for young people with cancer and of course their families.”
CLIC Sargent currently supports around 132 children and young people in Devon, whose families will have to travel an average round trip of 109 miles to the Bristol Royal Hospital for Children to receive treatment. Once there, families are provided with free self-catering accommodation in one of CLIC Sargent’s Homes from Home, these help keep the financial costs to a minimum.
CLIC Sargent Fundraising Manager Joy Petley said: “It is so amazing to have community groups put on exciting events for the locals to get involved in, have fun, and at the same time raise vital funds to help us to support local young people and their families with cancer; I can’t thank them enough.”
The funds raised could pay for a family to stay in a CLIC Sargent Home from Home for over two weeks.