Two charities will benefit from more than £35,000 raised by volunteers from commerce and industry in the region.

Teams took part in the spectacular Really Wild Clay Day, at Hovingham Hall, near York, yesterday. Twenty seven teams of guns shot more than 27,000 clays in the surroundings of the Duchess of Kent's childhood home.

Her nephew, William Worsley, with Lady Ingilby of Ripley Castle, near Harrogate were the main organisers of the event.

The two charities to benefit were Saint Catherine's Hospice, Scarborough, for its Build Appeal, and the Yorkshire region of the St John Ambulance.

The event was won by "The Ice Creamery" team led by James Lambert, chief executive of Richmond Foods. But despite his many acres of land on which to practice, Simon Howard's team, from Castle Howard, came last.