A famous Gloucestershire castle will become the historic setting for a sporting event and dinner, raising money for the work of a much-loved county charity.

More 30 teams have already signed up to the annual Nelson Trust Clay Shoot & Black-Tie Dinner, which will return to Berkeley Castle on May 10.

Last year’s event raised an impressive £45,000 for The Nelson Trust, the Stroud based charity providing support for people recovering from drug and alcohol addiction.

The Deer Park at Berkeley Castle with the stunning Folly as a backdrop is the picturesque venue for the day and dinner is in the historic Great Hall at Berkeley Castle.

A spokesperson for The Nelson Trust said: “The Clay Shoot is certainly a day to remember, with five clay shooting stands plus the famous Gnat stand. There will be a delicious BBQ of venison burgers and refreshments at the end of the shoot.

“What makes this day so special is the Black-Tie Dinner, served in the Great Hall of Berkeley Castle. Sit where ‘The Other Boleyn Girl’ and ‘Wolf Hall’ was filmed and enjoy an exquisite evening.

“There will be pre-dinner drinks with private tours of the Castle, a truly memorable experience. The evening will include Heads & Tails and our annual big-ticket auction.”

Rob Lister, one of the event organisers and director of Lister Unified Communications, said: “We are looking forward to another great day at Berkeley Castle – full of friendly competition, banter and missed clays.

“By booking your tickets today, you will enable us to transform the lives of those in rehabilitation from addiction”

Tickets for the shoot are £150 per person and tickets for the dinner are £75 each.

To book your place, fill in the booking form  and email events@nelsontrust.com or call 01453 732 074.