A CLAY shooting competition raised £1,236 for a charity which supports farmers.

After seeing off 12 rival teams, winners of the shoot were Guy Lewis and Andrew and Edward Morris, who generously donated their £100 first prize back to event hosts R.A.B.I at Broxwood in Leominster.

The Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution (R.A.B.I) provides financial support, practical care and guidance to farming people of all ages.

The clay shoot was organised by R.A.B.I’s Brecon & Radnor committee at the Upper Wettons home of committee members Richard and Margaret Gwilliam.

Organisers even laid on a two-course supper for competitors after the serious business was over.

Elaine Stephens, Chair of R.A.B.I’s Brecon & Radnor committee, said: “Putting on an event like this involves a considerable amount of work, but Richard and Margaret did a wonderful job.”

R.A.B.I has given out grants of £1.82 million in Wales and England this year, with support generally tailored to suit individual need. In 2018, the charity gave out grants of more than £34,000 in Brecon & Radnor.

The Leominster clay shoot was supported by livestock auctioneers McCartneys.