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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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Flaming June

Date posted: June 25, 2016

 

May was a busy month with the Countryside Clay Shoot at Six Mile Bottom, and we are indebted to BASC, Richard Clarke and his team as well as all the competitors for making this a date to hold in the annual calendar.  Bringing organisations together in a common aim and supporting good causes is to be applauded and in our aim to raise profile and ultimately help more people always appreciated.  We also attended colleges and the inaugural Shooting Show at Harrogate which was a huge success and a most enjoyable event.

It has been a great joy to see Her Majesty the Queen enjoying various events to celebrate her 90th birthday and His Royal Highness Prince Philip too at 95 in robust health.  We are not all so fortunate and we continue to support people who are suffering from poorer health particularly in their later years.  Dementia seems to be a rising number and it is so sad to see a previously hale and hearty soul becoming confused and lost.  We are committed to providing support for them and their carers throughout their journey as well as many other conditions.

As June has past the zenith of the longest day, we look forward to the delightful GWCT Game Fair at Scone 1st-3rd July 2016 and the presentation of our Game Bird of the Year.

The breadth and scale of help given by ladies on shoots/estates is breath-taking and inspiring and it is a truly humbling experience to be able to present the Lady Scott Rose Bowl to the winner.

Our Game Chick and Gamekeeper Junior will also be presented in due course so watch this space.

Recognising those who we have lost is now gaining interest and is appreciated through the Memory Tree.  This is possible for those who have recently been bereaved and in years past. There is no time scale limit at all.  It has been pleasing to receive interest and a desire to add a “branch” to our tree.

We look forward to seeing you at Scone at the SGA stand and take this opportunity to thank the SGA NGO and BASC for their continued support in providing space on their stands wherever we are able to attend.

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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, […]

Read more...

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 […]

Read more...

A very Happy Christmas and a healthy and successful New Year

A very Happy Christmas to everyone

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Flaming June

  May was a busy month with the Countryside Clay Shoot at Six Mile Bottom, and we are indebted to BASC, Richard Clarke and his team as well as all the competitors for making this a date to hold in the annual calendar.  Bringing organisations together in a common aim and supporting good causes is […]

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April 21 – Happy 90th Birthday to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

It is truly remarkable that most of us cannot remember another monarch whilst we have lived and most of all are in awe at Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth’s immense energy and stamina which outstrips most of us at the best of times.  Duty, honour and trust are words which spring to mind and I hope that in […]

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End of the Season 2015-16

It is nigh on the end of the Pheasant season and I can almost hear the sigh of relief!  The last few weeks are often hectic and to begin a new season of vermin control, tidying up and catching up is beckoning along with I hope, for many a well earned holiday! For the grouse […]

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Blustery showers in June

It was with great regret we were given the news that Don Ford, former Trustee of the Gamekeepers’ Welfare Trust passed away after a short illness on May 29th 2015. Don was a founding member of the Trust and was involved in the Gamekeeper’s Association for many years prior to its foundation in 1992. He […]

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May Pole

First of all thank you to David and Steve – organising and running Chirk Castle Shoot today.  Helping GWT and other local charities year after year. We have two charity clay shoots this month – one is run by Steve Smith in Lincolnshire on Saturday 9th May with funds raised split between RABI and GWT […]

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Ending March like a Lion

For the Northern moors there has been sufficient good weather to get on well with burning and the pheasant and partridge shoots seem to have good stocks which bodes well for the season ahead all being well.   That said, make sure you take a holiday or break before the busy season wherever you are.   […]

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Job seeking in February

At this time of year our attention turns to those who are seeking jobs and my heart goes out to many gamekeepers and their families who have been given the news that they are to be made redundant. This can be expected or completely out of the blue and always a devastating blow, particularly when […]

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