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April 2018

It was a great pleasure to be present at The Borders College on 19th April to meet with Scottish Sporting organisations  and discuss how we can work together to improve our services and become a greater force for good. There were lots of ideas and great enthusiasm in the room to make a difference so […]

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A New Year and a New Start!

Traditionally our new season in February marks a new start but a New Year does give us pause to reflect on our own lives and how we wish to live and work in the 21st Century whatever stage of life we find ourselves. There have been some excellent stories of making a difference to individual […]

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September 17

As I write this note the trees are turning and the swallows on their way South with partridge in every hedgerow and pheasants awandering! Grouse days have been fruitful and frustrating for nearby moors, with fog and muggy weather on some days and cool conditions on others.  Par for the course, but always good to […]

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The Gamekeepers’ Welfare Trust exists to support gamekeepers, stalkers and ghillies, and their dependants past and present

GWT provides:-

  • Financial grants for gamekeepers, stalkers and ghillies and their families in times of hardship, ill health and retirement. 
  • Educational grants are available for young people making gamekeeping their career- see guidelines on downloads
  •   Helpline with information and support on a wide variety of issues including health, retirement, redundancy, housing and employment issues but first and foremost as a confidential listening service. A variety of support is available on downloads.
  • Provides a job register and ancillary services.  For any issues relating to employment go to:  What we do/Employment and connect straight through to our job related site:- Rural Recruits.  Please note that not all positions are posted.  Other information is also available on downloads.


We can be contacted at any time by phone 01677 470180 (please do leave a message because this line can be busy) email on gamekeeperwtrust@btinternet.com  or contact us by text on 07786 91 7498.  If you want to talk to someone about anything at all;   you may be worried about your job, your relationship or just feeling down – just call.

News

Lammermuirs Moorland Group Charity Clay Shoot Sunday 17th June 2018

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Abbeystead Dog Show and Scurry

Thank you to everyone involved in the fantastic Abbeystead Dog Show and Scurry which raised £480.00 for the Gamekeepers’ Welfare Trust (supported for the second year).  A fabulous day by all accounts and lots of fun. Especial thank you to Helen Foster and her family and friends – a lot of hard work undertaken.  We […]

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The Jamie Neal Memorial Shoot

  A fantastic £1590.00 was raised for the Gamekeepers’ Welfare Trust organised by Kirsty and supported by Jamie’s parents and friends.  We would like to thank everyone involved and congratulate the winners who are featured below along with Jamie’s Mum and Dad.

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About GWT

We were surprised and delighted by the quality and quantity of entries to our poetry competition with the theme:

GAMEKEEPING FOR LIFE

Thank you to all the entrants and many congratulations.  Thank you too to our judges Sir John Scott Bt, Lady Scott, Lindsay Waddell and Patrick Galbraith.

The winner of the adult section is Dr Graham Coates-Gibson with his tribute to “Old Raife.”

Old Raife

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What we do

The Gamekeepers’ Welfare Trust support gamekeepers, stalkers and ghillies and their dependents in a number of ways:-

  • Support 
  • Financial Grants 
  • Housing
  • Employment

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Success stories

“Much of the work of the Gamekeepers Welfare Trust goes unnoticed by most of the NGO membership…”

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Support our work

As a small charity we rely on the goodwill of others in order to continue our work in supporting gamekeepers, stalkers and ghillies and their dependents.  We understand that there are many worthy causes but are appreciative of every penny donated to the Gamekeepers’ Welfare Trust.

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