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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 […]


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 […]


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, […]


News and events

The Countryside Clay Shoot 2016

Date posted: May 17, 2016

Once again supporters came out in droves to enjoy a superb day at Six Mile Bottom on 14th May by kind courtesy of Richard Clarke and his team along with Steve Bloomfield of BASC who organised the event.  As BASC Chief Executive Richard Ali so correctly stated it is a great opportunity for different organisations to come together and celebrate the great work Countryside Sports achieve together aptly demonstrated by supporting the CLA Charitable Trust and the Gamekeepers’ Welfare Trust.  The van Cutsem family turned up in force and presented the magnificent Hugh van Cutsem Challenge Cup to the winners – “Staffordshire Game Farmers” who narrowly won the National Gamekeepers’ Organisation team, both with outstanding scores.

Thank you everyonHVC-Challenge-Tropy-for-web-182x300e – a great team effort!

News archive

Winner of the GWT Poetry Competition

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 […]


Latest Newsletter and Review 2017

Newsletter (2) With appreciation to Sarah for being so patient putting this together and to James Bradley for sponsorship through   
 Landmark Rabbit Control Ltd M: 07990 520660 E: james@rabbitcontrol.org www.rabbitcontrol.org


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 […]


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!           […]


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 […]


GWT Anniversary Auction 2017

50 varied lots to bid for in our Anniversary Auction.  Bids can be made immediately and accepted once acceptable offers are made. There is no closure date, and hard copies can be sent as required. Help us to make this a success and bid today! Thank you from all the team and especially to Barry […]


GWT – Gamekeeping for Life Conferences

We are grateful to all our sponsors and most particularly to Hull Cartridge Company and Marsdens Game Feeds without which these events could not be held. Bookings can be made by phone, email or by the form below. Events begin with coffee at  9.30 am for 10 am Sparsholt College Don’t miss our last event […]


GWT Raffle for a KM Double Kennel System drawn at the Kennel Club Cocker Spaniel Championships at Abbeystead 5th January

Beautiful weather graced the two day event at Abbeystead which was hailed as a great success and organised and run to the highest standard.  Credit goes to Tony Barrow, Headkeeper and his team as well as the Kennel Club with Nigel Dear at the helm. The Raffle was kindly drawn by His Grace The Duke […]


Latest Newsletter – Partridge Edition



Game Bird of the Year 2016

The Lady Scott Rose Bowl for the Game Bird of the Year 2016  was awarded to Sally Elliot of Tullybeagle Estate Meikleour Perth At Scone GWCT Game Fair Friday 1st July John Havens, Laird of Tullybeagles says: “Through her devoted care of ponds, hedges, grassy wet bits and arable edges, our wader population has exploded […]