Shooting targets will become fundraising targets at event near Wareham in June

COUNTRY Challenge, a fundraiser in aid of Dorset’s disability charity Diverse Abilities, is returning for its fifth year at Purbeck Shooting School, near Wareham.

This year it will be sponsored by Town and Country Communications & IT Solutions.

Teams are invited to join in the fun on Friday, June 21, for a tournament that involves activities including clay pigeon shooting, target rifles, archery, fly fishing and more.

Mariana Swain, events executive at Diverse Abilities, said: “This is a great team-building activity.

“Over the last few years, everyone that has taken part has learned new skills and had a great laugh along the way.

“It’s the perfect balance of competitive spirit and fun, so there’s no need to have tried any of these activities before.”

Lee Butler, managing director at Town and Country, added: “This is a great opportunity to support a local charity who do so much to support children and adults with disabilities in the Dorset area.

“This is the second year we are supporting the charity, and we are looking forward to getting back to the Purbeck Shooting School for a day of challenges.”

Teams of four can enter from £550, which includes a bacon sandwich and lunch, and each activity will come with expert tuition.

Money raised by the teams will help to provide vital support at the charity including days out for children who attend its school holidays activities, and much-needed equipment at Langside School Activities for adults who attend the Beehive – the charity’s activity and day centre.

Purbeck Shooting School was established in 1955 and has been voted the Best Shooting Ground in the UK.

The site occupies 80 acres of mixed heathland and conifer plantation.

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