Whalley Masons take their best shot at fundraising

The Cooper family at the shoot
The Cooper family at the shoot

Whalley Masons have been raising more money for local good causes.

A charity clay shoot was held at the Coniston Shooting Ground, near Skipton, which raised more than £3,500 – bringing a grand total of fund

raising over the past 10 years to £45,000.

Local businesses acted as sponsors and Coniston Shooting Ground offered the facilities at cost so those taking part paid for the tuition and the cost of cartridges only. A spokesman said: “The shoot provides fun and raises thousands of pounds for Masonic and non-Masonic charities.

“Over the last 10 years more than £45,000 has been raised enabling the Lodge to support central and provincial charities and local good causes, including support for the Manchester bombing victims and monies to the Whalley Flood appeal. During the devastating floods, within hours cash was used to supply tea, coffee and biscuits to the volunteers who were cleaning up and supporting the villagers.”