Cley cley pigeon shoot raises thousands to help keep children safe

PUBLISHED: 09:25 06 June 2019 | UPDATED: 11:22 06 June 2019

Some of the action from the Cley cley pigeon shoot. Picture: NSPCC

Some of the action from the Cley cley pigeon shoot. Picture: NSPCC


More than £9,000 was raised at a cley pigeon shoot in, of all places, Cley.

The annual shoot in the north Norfolk village of Cley yielded a total of £9,150, which will go towards the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children's efforts to protect Norfolk's primary school children.

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More than 200 people turned out to the June 2 event, and, as well as the shooting, there was a hog roast, book sale and raffle.

Alice Atkinson, who helped host the shoot, said: "This is usually a very local event and this year we had a lot of new people that turned up. I'm still getting loads of complimentary e-mails.

"Without our sponsors, it just wouldn't be possible to put on the event that we did, especially the raffle, all the prizes came through donations."

Last year the NSPCC's Speak Out, Stay Safe programme, which helps children understand what abuse is, reached over 17,000 Norfolk children.

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