Staffordshire Solicitors fire their way to success in charity shooting competition

Ed-Snape-from-Slaters-Ales-teamA firm of Solicitors, from Stafford, who recently organised a charity clay pigeon shoot is set to donate proceeds from the event to a Stoke-on-Trent based children’s charity, after smashing its fundraising target.

ORJ Solicitors, located in Queensville, hosted their annual ‘Shooting Stars’ event at the Oakedge Shooting Ground, Wolseley Bridge, Staffordshire, with the hope of beating last year’s fundraising figure of £5,000.

The shoot, which also gave participants the chance to win a selection of desirable raffle prizes, netted an impressive £8,200. Tom Hodgkinson, Relationship Manager for ORJ Solicitors, was delighted with the amount raised. He said:

“We had 20 teams participating in the competition this year. Their entry fee, together with sponsorship revenue and money raised through our exclusive raffle, boosted our fundraising effort which is fantastic news for our charity partner.”

The lucky recipient of this year’s proceeds is Caudwell Children, the national charity that provides practical and emotional support to disabled children and their families.
Trudi Beswick, Chief Executive of Caudwell Children, was delighted with the event. She said:

“It was a great day, with perfect weather, and shooters and non-shooters alike had a fabulous time. Trying your hand at something completely new can be great fun and the day also proved to be a great team building experience. The bonus, of course, was that it raised a substantial amount of money for the charity which will enable us to support even more disabled children.”

Winners of the event were Knights BMW, who beat their nearest rivals Slater’s Ales by 18 clays!

The event concluded with lunch in Oakedge Shooting Ground’s corporate entertainment centre.

Patrick Tedstone, Managing Partner of ORJ Solicitors, was delighted by the positive response of participants to the day’s entertainment. As he explained:

“So many people commented on how great the shoot and the food were and, as expected, there was great excitement around the raffle. It was a fantastic way of giving something back to participants for their support and the prizes were fabulous. We had a hot air balloon flight, shooting lessons, a four ball at Manchester Golf Course, a barbeque set and cases of wine and champagne up for grabs. It’s safe to say a great day was had by all!”

Funds from the event will help Caudwell Children to provide specialist equipment, treatment and therapies to disabled children in Staffordshire.

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