A fund raising Clay Shoot held on the Harewood Estate on the outskirts of Leeds, on two consecutive days, Monday 14th and Tuesday 15th May, raised £150,000 to be shared between Variety, the Children’s Charity, The Prince’s Trust and Harewood Education Trust.

This successful country leisure event has been organised by well known local business man, Richard Jackson MBE, Chair of The Prince’s Trust development committee in Yorkshire. Richard organises the clay shoot along with Lady Emma Ingilby on behalf of The Prince’s Trust and many other local Yorkshire charities, resulting in hundreds of thousands of pounds being raised. The total from this year’s event takes the grand total to over £2 million for local charities.

Hosted this year, by Lord and Lady Harewood, the event was supported by many of the region’s leading entrepreneurs and businesses, and attracted some of the best shooting teams from across the region.

Participants enjoyed breakfast and lunch receptions, as well as clay shooting around the Harewood Estate, an auction with some fantastic prizes ranging from field sports activities, holidays and other experiences, helped to swell the coffers of the fund raising event.

David Wilson, Vice-Chairman of Variety Yorkshire, said:

“We were delighted when Lord and Lady Harewood chose our charity to be one of the recipients of this year’s event. The funds raised will go towards making a real difference to the lives of local youngsters and their families who need all the help and support we can give them.”

Event Chairman, Richard Jackson said:

“With the growing numbers of young people across the region who need the support of the Prince’s Trust, this major fund raiser will help us ‘get lives working’ of many more disadvantaged youngsters.”