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£5k Raised For Dorset And Somerset Air Ambulance

Air Ambulance

12:02am 17th June 2012

A shooting school near Wareham has raised over five thousand pounds for the Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance.

More than seventy people turned out to support Purbeck Shooting School's Inter Pub Clay Shoot on Saturday 2nd June.

The Bull Tavern in Sturminster Newton won the shoot, while the Bakers Arms in Child Okeford came second place. Other pubs taking part included the Fiddledford, The Royal Oak and the Antelope.

The Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance received a cheque for £5,710 but with funds still coming in, the total amount raised is expected to be over £6,000.

The charity, which receives no direct Government or National Lottery funding, needs to raise £1.5 million a year to keep saving lives. They need approximately £4,000 a day to keep flying.

Over the years the Inter Pub Clay Shoot has raised an incredible £20,000 for the charity.

Keith Roser, organiser of the event, said: "It is incredible how this event has grown over time. I would like to thank all the people that helped make the day a success. A special mention must go to the Iwerne Estate who once again donated a major shooting day as well as two fly fishing days."

Anyone wishing to take part in next year's shoot can contact Keith Roser by email at Keith@guardianadvisors.co.uk.

To support the Dorset and Somerset Ambulance call 01823 669604 or visit www.dsairambulance.org.uk.

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