2018 began with sadness and tragedy, and we remember those we have lost within the Gamekeeping Community. We have risen to the challenge, coming together in “Raising the Game” to address mental health problems and make a difference. As part of this initiative we began “Stag Training”, which continues around the country in 2019, with […]
Christmas night is a time of reflection after a hectic day of family celebrations or perhaps a solitary day or perhaps a working day – there are certainly always jobs to do whether feeding round, seeing to the dogs or indoors with a lunch to prepare. For the Gamekeepers’ Welfare Trust it is a time […]
We have now run two Stag Training events and have a progamme of events which can be added to wherever and whenever required. So please ask. In the meantime we continue to be humbled by brave people who support us. With a huge thank you to Fern for running the Great North Run in two […]
“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)
“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 […]