A GUN club is on target to raise £10,000 for injured service personnel after holding a charity clay pigeon shoot yesterday.

The Spennymoor and District Clay Pigeon Gun Club event at West House Farm, Bishop Middleham, County Durham, attracted about 250 people.

Together with ongoing collections, the shoot is expected to raise about £7,500, which adds to the £3,500 raised at an earlier sponsored shoot.

All of the money will be donated to the Help for Heroes charity.

Organiser Phil Bartlett, 52, who served with the Royal Corps of Transport for 18 years in the UK, Canada, Germany and during the Falklands conflict, said the event was a great success.

He said: “We have had a great year so far with great weather and there has been plenty of people putting money in the jar we have for Help for Heroes. During the shoot we had loads of prizes to raffle off, the clay pigeon suppliers made a donation and we had sponsors.”

The club meets on Wednesday evenings and Sundays during the day and has flood lighting. To join, call 0191-377-3102.