GARY Barlow’s former estate in Delamere will host a fancy Downton Abbey-stye charity shooting party, with breakfast, elevenses and a three course lunch laid on.

Organiser Carole Headley says the estate at Delamere Manor has the perfect topography to challenge the teams of four shotgunners who’ll be battling it out for ‘top gun’ at the one-day open event.

Competitors will include Welsh international and commonwealth games skeet shooting champion Katie Cowell, from Wrexham, at the event on Thursday, September 28.

The shoot will raise vital funds for Brainwave, a charity which receives no statutory funding for its work supporting children with neurological problems by helping them achieve as much independence as they possibly can.  

Northwich Guardian: Guns will pit their skills against a range of stands, all with challenging targetsGuns will pit their skills against a range of stands, all with challenging targets (Image: Brainwave)

Carole, who is senior fundraising manager for the charity, says there are still one or two slots available for teams of experienced or novice shooter who want to have a fun day out.

She added: “We used to hold this event at the Duke of Westminster’s estate, Eaton Park.

“But when the old duke died, we had to move.

“The grounds at Delamere are superb for doing a shoot, so it’s ideal.

“Most of the shots are experienced, but less experienced ones can join in if they want to, as we can provide qualified instructors.

“We have eight or nine different stands including single targets, double targets, and then a team round which simulates a driven shoot.

“There’s a huge amount of variety.

“There are awards for top gun, top lady gun, and top team, but there’s also the ‘Should’ve gone to Specsavers’ award, which is a bit tongue in cheek.”

Carole explained Brainwave’s mission.

“We work with families with brain related disorders like cerebral palsy, autism, and down syndrome and devise a home-based therapy for each child based on their specific condition,” she said.  

“We help them release their own potential by helping them do things which other take for granted, like getting dressed, feeding themselves, and going to the toilet.”

If you are interested in having a fun day out, whilst also helping a great cause, please contact the Brainwave fundraising team.