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 […]
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 […]
“Much of the work of the Gamekeepers Welfare Trust goes unnoticed by most of the NGO membership, so I would like to express my thanks to the charity in providing my daughter Georgina a trike at the early part of the year.
Georgina has hemi-plegia cerebral palsy which makes mobility an issue for her much of the time and riding a conventional bike impossible at the moment, however with the stability of this specialist trike she can whiz around like any other six year old – this is not only fun but is essential physiotherapy exercise for her leg and core muscles”.
“Just a quick thank you for the help with funding (2011-2012) when on my NC in Gamekeeping course based at the North Highland College. I truly believe that without your support I would not have been able to complete it. As an English resident before I moved here, I was not eligible for the bursary offered to other Scottish members of the course, who were entitled to funding for their course fees and accommodation whilst in college (away from their placements).
I managed to gain ‘Student of the Year’ in which I was very surprised and pleased.
The Gamekeeping industry is a very tight knit community and I feel there is a great need for us to stick together and support each other; what GWT offer is fantastic. It is great to know that GWT is only a phone call away whenever I need a reassuring chat.
I would just like to directly thank Helen Benson and all the trustees that work alongside her, supporting gamekeepers like myself. I am sure I speak for many different people within our industry!
(Webmaster postscript – John has subsequently been shortlisted for a Lantra Award)
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. […]