Caswell Group shooting team helps to raise more than £40,000 for charity

Asbestos removal experts Caswell Group took part in a charity clay pigeon shoot to help raise more than £40,000 for charity.

The Stevenage-based firm, with offices throughout the UK, travelled to Thixendale in North Yorkshire, with a team of eight people for the one-off event. On the day 26 teams competed and donated £1,800 a team to take part.

The impressive amount raised will be shared between two charities, the Scarborough & Ryedale Mountain Rescue Team and the Yorkshire Air Ambulance.

Scarborough & Ryedale Mountain Rescue Team, which helps people affected by accidents or natural hazards on the North York Moors and the Yorkshire Wolds, will be using the much-needed funds towards the build of an extension on the current base and to purchase a new vehicle.

As it’s the charity’s 50th year, it is looking to raise an additional £50,000 to pay for these projects, on top of the £40,000 it needs to raise every year to cover the annual running costs.

Ian Hugill, Incident Controller and Public Relations Officer at the charity, said: “This is the first time we have held a charity shoot and it was a great success. We were completely amazed by the amount raised, which is going to make a big difference to our charity.”

He added: “We want to say a big thank you to Caswell Group, and all the other teams involved, as this would not have been possible without them.”

Carl Caswell, Chairman of Caswell Group, said: “We all had such a fantastic day, which was made all the more worthwhile by the amount raised. Both the Scarborough & Ryedale Mountain Rescue Team and Yorkshire Air Ambulance are incredibly deserving and I am honoured we were able to do something to help them continue their great work.”


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