A driven clay shoot in aid of a charity which helps disabled people through matching them with canine helpers is to be held in September.

The entire day is in aid of Canine Partners which aims to transform the lives of people with disabilities by partnering them with highly trained assistance dogs which enable them to live more independently and enjoy an enhanced lifestyle. Many of the charity’s beneficiaries have shown a courage and determination to improve their quality of life. Working with their canine partner to improve themselves, and regain the confidence to live day to day without being reliant on carers.

These people are an inspiration to us all so the organisers are calling for interested parties to support the Driven Clay Challenge and help Canine Partners change the loves of many more people with disabilities in the future.

The event takes place on September 12 at the Holywell estate in Hampshire by kind permission of The Earl and Countess of Clarendon. Patron the Duke of Gloucester is a keen supporter of the charity, and recent sponsors include Knight Frank, Rolls Royce, Bentley and Morgan Stanley.

The day consists of five drives of 100 clays, each consisting of a selection of game. The challenge is looking for 30 teams of four guns to compete and, now in its fifth year, the day is expected to be more fun than ever.

Breakfast, lunch and refreshments will be provided will be provided by Green’s of St James’s and family, friends and dogs are welcome, while a try stand will be available for under 16s and novices.

The programme will consist of:

09.15 Breakfast and registration
09.45 Briefing
10.00 Clay challenge
13.00 Lunch, auction and prize giving.

The challenge is open to 30 teams of four people and the cost of the day is £250 per gun – non shooting guests are welcome to attend at an additional cost of £30 per person (children under 16 are free of charge).

To find out more about sponsorship or to book in a team please contact Canine Partners, Mill Lane, Heyshott, West Sussex GU29 0ED; Tel: 08456 580 480; Web: www.caninepartners.co.uk