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COLYTON: Conservatives hold charity clay shoot

Thursday, 05 June 2014



THE Colyton and Colyford brach of Conservatives recently held their second annual charity clay shoot at Widworthy Barton, near Wilmington, supporting the Devon Freewheelers and St Cuthbert’s Church in Widworthy. About 100 people attended the popular event with participating shooters from right across the age range, from teens to those in their eighties. Neil Parish, MP for Tiverton and Honiton, was among those attending. He commented: “This is a really good day out and some of the money raised benefits two very worthy local charities - Devon Freewheelers and St Cuthbert’s Church in Widworthy. I am delighted the weather is much better than last year when we all got soaked. “I would like to thank all those involved for their hard work in putting this event together, particularly Mr Thomas and Lady Alison Kremer for generously allowing us, once again, to use their land for this clay shoot. “It was a great success and a most enjoyable time was spent by all in this lovely part of the constituency.” Simon Card, chairman of Colyton and Colyford Conservatives, added: “I would like to echo Neil’s thanks to Mr Thomas and Lady Alison Kremer, as well as all of our helpers on the day, including Chris Spiller and his team who provided the traps, clays and expertise, and Gareth Rule and his colleagues from AW Rule and Son Gunmaker Ltd. who set up a splendid shop inside one of the barns to provide cartridges and other shooting accessories. “A particular thank you also to Michael Gardiner, Joy Sneath and John Tristram from Colyton and Colyford Conservatives, as well as to Joy’s daughter Trudy, her partner Andrew and their family for providing the sausage, burger and bacon rolls along with tea, coffee and homemade cakes that went down so well ! “We are grateful to many of our councillors who also supported the event. Christopher Kimber, chairman of the Axminster Area Conservatives, and his wife Barbara also helped enormously with the administration and raffle. “We raised several hundred pounds for our chosen charities and some of the money raised will also be going to the Tiverton and Honiton Conservatives.” Andy Moon, a well-known and highly successful West Country clay shooter, won first prize with a magnificent score of 44 out of 50.

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