Clay pigeon shooters bag thousands of pounds for charity every festive season

The Red House pub in Caverswall.

GUN enthusiasts from a village pub have bagged thousands of more pounds for charity from their annual festive shoot..

The clay pigeon shooters from the Red House, Caverswall, have now raised more than £100,000 for a variety of causes.

More than 100 people took part in this year’s event staged at Cheddleton’s Basford Shooting ground.

Jess Allen-Robinson, who sits on the organising committee, said: “People who want to take part buy tickets and all of the proceeds go to various charities. We usually raise about £4,000 every year.

“Normally the money is donated to local organisations but this year we have gone a bit further afield and some money is going to St Luke’s Hospice in London, which is a charity close to pub landlord Josh Durkin’s heart.”

Other causes to benefit from the around £2,500 raised this year include Churnet Valley Community First Responders, Douglas Macmillan Hospice, the Lee Rigby Foundation and Marrow House care home.