East Kent Masonic Clay Shooting Club donate £1,000

 

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Martin Lane, Nick Jenkins, Natalie (Day Manager), Roger Wilkes, George Dawson, Martin Heddle and one of the regular staff members

 

During June 2015 the club held its “Annual Shooting Challenge” which is a clay shoot open to all Provinces and this year seven provinces attended which totalled 60 shooters. The weather was excellent and those taking part were able to enjoy a full days shooting over 100 clays on a somewhat trying layout. This was followed by an excellent buffet prepared by the catering staff at Dartford Clay Shooting Club. The team trophy was won by West Kent with East Kent their runner up by one clay.

On Saturday 25th June 2015 a small group of club committee members visited the Leybourne Grange Riding Centre for the Disabled and presented them with a cheque for £1,000 which was the amount raised at the “Annual Shooting Challenge” in June.

Originally the centre was a part of the Leybourne Grange Hospital before its closure in the 1990’s and has been kept going by donations and riding fee’s ever since. A small party at the centre gave the committee a brief tour of the grounds and stable areas and were able to see the benefits the centre offers to disabled riders. A small permanent staff and many volunteers keep the centre operating with 24 horses and now offers stabling and riding lessons for non-disabled riders to offset the running costs. A wonderful facility making a huge difference to those that use the centre.

Click here to read about the help given by West Malling Freemasons to the Leybourne Grange Riding Centre.

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