Hot shots pull in the funds for rural charity

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Retired Kingerby farmer Steve Smith has helped raise another £1,100 for two rural charities.

A clay pigeon shoot, which he organised, will help the Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution and the Gamekeepers Welfare Trust.

The clay shoot at Nettleton Lodge, near Caistor, on May 10, follows a 24-hour plough which also raised funds for the RABI last year.

The 35 bird shoot attracted many supporters from across Lincolnshire. Top gun of the day was awarded to Martin Doughty with a score of 31 following a shoot off and top ladies gun went to Emma Jacob with 21.

Steve has benefited from the RABI in the past, with him describing it and the trust as “two important causes close to my heart.”

‘I’d also like to thank our sponsors Equip, Perkins George Mawer, Cote Hill Farm, Agricycle, Daye Grane Engineering, Beltec, County wide products, Questezze and LMR for all their support which really helped covers costs, ensuring more money was raised for charity’.

Steve hopes to continue the good work with plans for a clay shoot in 2015