AN annual clay pigeon shoot at Colshaw Hall raised more than £40,000 for local children with disabilities.

Thirty-two teams of local businesspeople had fundraising firmly in their sights at children’s charity Brainwave’s annual shooting event.

Now in its 10th year, the Cheshire Shoot was again hosted by the Irlam family in the grounds of Colshaw Hall.

The event saw guests taking on a range of challenges across nine activity stands, including the Flying Gnats and Star Shots, with prizes awarded to the winning participants.

Following the shoot guests enjoyed a three-course meal courtesy of Barretts and took part in a fundraising raffle and auction.

Event organiser and Brainwave fundraiser, Carole Headley said: “As always our annual Cheshire Shoot went off with a bang.

“All our teams had so much fun in the glorious setting of Colshaw Hall and everyone was so supportive of our raffle and auction.

“The money is still coming in, but so far we have raised over £40,000, which is incredible.”

Brainwave is a UK children’s charity that helps children with disabilities and additional needs to achieve greater independence.

The charity does not receive Government funding, and relies on voluntary donations to run its three centres in Somerset, Essex and Warrington.

Carole added: “The money raised from this event will truly make a difference to the children and families we see at Brainwave.

“I would like to thank everyone involved in making the event such a success, including our wonderful hosts, the Irlam family at Colshaw Hall, our fantastic sponsors, Clogau Gold of Wales, Investec and NSS Group, on the day support from BASC, our programme sponsors CBRE, Apogee Manchester and Solid Ground, and our event organisers, Hyperion and Clay Pigeon Events.

“From all the families, staff and volunteers at Brainwave we would like to send a big thank you to everyone who attended, supported this event and generously donated on the day.”