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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.
Rather belatedly I am reporting on our second event at Swinton Park on 28th March by kind permission of Lord Masham. The weather was beautiful, venue perfect, speakers superb, food glorious and most of all delegates including gamekeepers, partners,estate owners, land agents in large numbers of almost 100 enjoyed their company. MC Christopher Bourne-Arton understands completely the importance of a good working relationship between keeper and employer and being a “friend of GWT” was well placed to speak on our behalf. Thank you to all involved.
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
Please find booking forms below which should be returned to firstname.lastname@example.org or Keepers Cottage West Tanfield Ripon North Yorkshire HG4 5LE marked GWT 25 years
Dates for the diary in 2017
Scone GWCT Game Fair
The Game Fair Hatfield House
Weston Park Game Fair
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. […]