We are very much looking forward to The Game Fair where we have our stand on row K1113 (Gunmakers Row) – do call and see us. The work undertaken over recent months through our collective initiative is gaining ground and momentum. With a number of organisations/companies including information on their websites or newsletters and offers […]
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 […]
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 […]
“Raising the Game” Launch at The Game Fair Saturday 28th July with members of the NGO, GWCT, CA, CLA, and BASC supported by British Association of Shooting & Conservation. Countryside Alliance, Country Land & Business Association, Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust, Moorland Associaton, National Gamekeepers Organisation, Scottish Gamekeepers Association, Scottish Association of Country Sports & Scottish Land & Estates
Making a difference together.
Helen said: “We were delighted and absolutely astounded to receive a magnificent cheque of £5000.00 at the GWCT Scone Game Fair on 1st July. Thank you so much to everyone involved who worked so hard on 17th June at the Annual Charity Clay Pigeon Shoot for the Lammermuirs Moorland Group. This will help us significantly in our new campaign “Raising the Game” and making a real difference to gamekeepers everywhere”.
We wish to thank the following sponsors and supporters:
His Grace Duke of Northumberland
and the following estates and shoots: Burncastle Estate, The Hopes Estate, The Roxburghe Estate, Raeshaw Estate, Quarryford Estate, Eskdale Shooting Services, Snowdon Estate
The following sponsors and those who helped: Isaac Walton Tailoring, Braidwood Shooting School, Game 7 Country, (Selkirk), Thorburn & Sons (Duns), Mr Craig Dickman and all the estate staff who gave their time.
Thank you to GWCT for hosting our launch on a sultry day at Scone on Sunday 1st July.
Along with the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust, Scottish Land & Estates, Scottish Gamekeepers Association, British Association of Shooting & Conservation, Scottish Country Sports Association, Moorland Association, National Gamekeepers Organisation and Scottish Countryside Alliance the Gamekeepers’ Welfare Trust launched the Raising the Game Campaign to raise awareness and make a difference in our rural communities on issues that affect everyone but can be exacerbated by isolation, dedication to the job and stoicism.
One key part of this initiative is a training course which was built by Ex Marines through IED Training. We are excited and optimistic that attending this half day course will really help to make a difference, change attitudes and create a mindset which will help dispel those problems which can escalate out of all proportion. Booking is now available and details will be uploaded shortly.
Thank you to everyone involved. Watch this space!
The Gamekeeping Students, Gamekeepers and Stalkers from far and wide attended the North Highland College UHI Clay Shoot and Presentation Day at Rothiemurchus recently and generously supported the Gamekeepers’ Welfare Trust through a raffle held on the day. Keen competition, a fine day and good weather combined along with kindly donated burgers from Highland Game and other sponsors to make a superb day. Special appreciation to the venue hosts and college staff in particular: Stewart Blair, David Olds and David Shaw who was a hero on the barbecue!
The Raffle raised a magnificent £342.90 thank you everyone and congratulations to all the winners of the Clay Shoot and presentations – well deserved all.
Jacob completed his Ultra (38 miles!) run at the end of May – a massive challenge and a huge tribute to his friend Gregor, who is missed greatly. Thankyou so much Jacob, raising funds for us along the way and to all those who have supported Jacob and donated on his behalf.
Jacob says: “So I finished, a little slower than I’d hoped, final time 10:42. Gregor Rutherfordwould have been having a good laugh at me negotiating the descents with bum knees. Big thanks to Jago Miller and Jessica Sutherland for all the help on the day! So far we have raised around £1300 for the gamekeepers welfare trust”. Now up to £1531.00!!
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.
Helen M J Benson
Six Mile Bottom Shoot
The Green Man
The 2018 Countryside Clay Shoot will be held at the prestigious Six Mile Bottom shooting estate in Cambridgeshire on Saturday 19th May.
This annual and well-supported charity shoot will raise money for the Gamekeepers’ Welfare Trust (GWT).
Teams of four will compete across six stands with a mix of simulated game targets.
Entry costs £600 per team which is £150 per person and will include hospitality.
The winning team will receive the Hugh van Cutsem Challenge Cup, dedicated to the memory of the keen shot and countryman, that will be presented by Lachlan Nisbet of Brabners.
The first Sportsmans Supper was held recently at Kirkbymoorside Golf Club with 90 keepers and friends enjoying venison burgers and sausages from a local shoot in support of The Gamekeepers’ Welfare Trust.
Organised by Nick Binnington (shown here in full swing during the auction) and supported by the National Gamekeepers Organisation and the British Association of Shooting & Conservation the supper provided a great opportunity to hold a social evening and raise funds for the Trust. The auction, tickets and raffle raised a fantastic £1400.00 and there are many people to thank particularly Nick himself who worked tirelessly to pull this event together, Sportsmans Game Feeds, NGO, (Sarah Read) BASC, (Gareth Dockerty) Kevin Birch game sausages and burgers, Peter Carr c/o David Nesfield, David Nesfield Mr Steve Batty and everyone who attended to make this a great evening. Thank you!
Special guests Fern and Sophie were welcomed and announced Fern’s fundraising event for which she is training hard already. Fern is raising funds for GWT through running the Great North Run in memory of her beloved Dad Steve. Further details below. Thank you Fern for your inspiration, courage and determination.
We are very grateful to Holts Auctioneers, sponsors and supporters.
“Raising the Game” Launch at The Game Fair Saturday 28th July with members of the NGO, GWCT, CA, CLA, and BASC supported by British Association of Shooting & Conservation. Countryside Alliance, Country Land & Business Association, Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust, Moorland Associaton, National Gamekeepers Organisation, Scottish Gamekeepers Association, Scottish Association of Country Sports & […]
Helen said: “We were delighted and absolutely astounded to receive a magnificent cheque of £5000.00 at the GWCT Scone Game Fair on 1st July. Thank you so much to everyone involved who worked so hard on 17th June at the Annual Charity Clay Pigeon Shoot for the Lammermuirs Moorland Group. This will help us significantly […]