The Cooperman Memorial Clay Pigeon Shoot

The Cooperman Memorial Clay Pigeon Shoot

The first ever Cooperman Memorial Clay Pigeon Shoot took place at the Coniston Cold Shooting Ground (part of the Coniston Hotel complex near Gargrave) in August 2019.

Abbey Lodge’s Charity Steward, Worshipful Brother John Cooper, arranged an annual shoot for 11 consecutive years raising approximately £40,000 before his untimely death whilst on holiday in Egypt in August 2018. His lifelong friend and Masonic Brother, Worshipful Brother Harvey Capstick, arranged the inaugural Cooperman Memorial Shoot in 2019. The format of this Shoot followed closely that developed by ‘Cooperman’ with sponsorship helping to offset the cost of the event.

The funds raised through the inaugural Cooperman Memorial Clay Pigeon Shoot in 2019 enabled Abbey Lodge, 2529 to donate almost £5,000 to worthy masonic and non-masonic causes. This is a handsome sum and Abbey Lodge is justly proud of its achievement in this regard.

The Memorial Shoot is Back!

We’ve missed two years due to COVD-19 but now we are putting the Cooperman Memorial Shoot back in the diary.

The Cooperman Memorial 2022 Shoot will be held at 10;00 on Thursday 25th August 2022

at the Coniston Cold Shooting Ground (click for more information about the facility).

Shooters Needed

Do you fancy having a go at this all-ages sport? To take part in this Shoot it will cost you only £40 per person. We do need to know if a Shooter is 16 or under. For the ticket price you get the use of a shotgun along with suitable personal protective equipment and the full attention of a qualified Instructor.

As you can see from the images above there will be trophies for the various categories of Shooters taking part (a full list of categories will be uploaded soon!).

Spectators are most welcome. The Coniston Cold Shooting Ground boasts a magnificent log cabin with lots of seating where hot and cold food & drinks are available, toilet facilities and an accessory shop for all your shooting needs including guns.

There are only 60 places available.

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Sponsors Needed

Do you fancy helping us put this event on?

There will be over 60 people from all walks of life at this event. You can impress them by sponsoring one of the shooter categories and get 2 free shooter places in the bargain.  To sponsor this Shoot it will cost you only £250 per category.

As you can see from the images above the trophies look eye-catching and will bear your company name. You even get the privilege of presenting the trophy to the winner.

The Coniston Cold Shooting Ground is a great place to do some corporate entertaining with clients whether they shoot or just observe. The magnificent log cabin has lots of seating with hot and cold food & drinks available, toilet facilities and an accessory shop for all your shooting needs including guns.

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Use the buttons below to view photos/videos from previous Shoots