A CHARITY event in Bishop’s Sutton near Alresford has raised more than £3,500 for Help for Heroes charity.

The third annual H4H clay pigeon shoot raised a record sum for the charity that supports the wounded of Iraq and Afghanistan.

More than 100 people competed and three teams tied for the Team Prize which was introduced this year and was won by the Chalky Hill Clay Preservation Society consisting of Guy Hornsey, Ray Cawte and James Foyle. The H4H Junior Challenge Cup was won by David Foyle. The Ladies Challenge Cup was won for the third year running by Victoria Weston.

Mark Taylor won the Ship Challenge Shield and Larry Armitstead, from Medstead, won the SSAFARustics Cup.

Field Marshal The Lord Vincent presented the trophies in the garden of the Ship Inn.

In his brief address he said that our troops need not only the support of organisations such as Help for Heroes, but they also need our moral support as well.

Next year’s shoot will take place on September 18, and the organisers are intending to also raise funds for the new local charity, Hounds for Heroes.

The previous Saturday a 60s, 70s and 80s disco in the Ship Inn, attended by some 70 people, raised more than £500.

The shoot was held on farmland belonging to Peter Mills, of Manor Farm.