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25th Anniversary Event at Packington Hall Meriden 21st March 2017

We are now reflecting on our first conference in a series of five throughout the country with delight, pride and true gratitude to those who came along to speak on the day, support us through sponsorship and practical help and delegates who joined us. Lord Aylesford as our Chairman hosted the event with typical generosity, […]

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25th Anniversary Year for the Gamekeepers’ Welfare Trust 2017

This year marks 25 years of the existence of the Gamekeepers’ Welfare Trust and there are Trustees who were at the beginning of this journey which supports more people in different ways around the country. Our Chairman The Earl of Aylesford along with Mike Swan and Ian Grindy representing GWCT and BASC respectively were founder […]

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A very Happy Christmas and a healthy and successful New Year

A very Happy Christmas to everyone

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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

Gamekeepers’ Welfare Trust – Jamie’s Helpline 0300 1233088

Improved service for 24/7 helpline The Gamekeepers’ Welfare Trust Jamie’s Helpline is generously supported by the family of Jamie Neal who was a gamekeeper and sadly took his own life in 2016. We are very fortunate to have received generous funding from the family of Jamie Neal which will make this helpline more accessible and […]

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Annual Clay Pigeon Shoot held on The Royal Sandringham Estate by gracious permission of Her Majesty The Queen on Friday 4th August, 2017

We were enormously privileged to have been chosen as the charity to support during the Annual Clay Pigeon Shoot on The Royal Sandringham Estate by gracious permission of Her Majesty The Queen on 4th August which raised a considerable total (to be confirmed) for the Gamekeepers Welfare Trust. Thank you all!           […]

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Presentation at the Game Fair from Kings Cover Crops and Conservation Crops

On-going support from Kings  The cheque for £1256 was presented to Trustees Brian Mitchell, David Clark Ian Grindy, and Helen Benson, CEO  on Friday 29th July at The Game Fair at Hatfield House, Hertfordshire. The sum was raised through sales of Kings’ Winter Wildlife Holding Cover, one of Kings’ most popular products, with £1 donated […]

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About GWT

The Gamekeepers’ Welfare Trust was formed in 1992 in conjunction with BASC and GCT and offers a holistic service incorporating financial aid, general support and be-friending service

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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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