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 […]
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, […]
Patron – Lord James Percy
Honorary President – Sir John Scott
Chairman – The Earl of Aylesford
Chairman – The Earl of Aylesford
Mr Ken Butler
Mr David Clark
Mr Walter Cole
Mr Ian Grindy
Mr Raymond Holt
Dr Mike Swan
Mr Brian Mitchell
Rev Dr Gordon Gatward
Mr Philip Holt ACA FCIE is Treasurer of the Gamekeepers’ Welfare Trust, assisted by his staff at Harrison Holt. His firm maintains all the GWT accounting records, deals with the finances and prepares the annual charitable financial statements and reporting. This is a service that he provides for a number of charities, trusts and estates.
Harrison Holt Chartered Accountants, High Park Farm, Kirkbymoorside, YORK, YO62 7HS. Telephone: 01751 430100 e-mail: email@example.com
Helen M J Benson is Chief Operating Officer and manages the day to day work of the Trust in running the helpline, overall management of activities including support, applications, job register, fundraising and publicity.
Helen is ably assisted by Ruth Benson (pictured below) who answers career and job related queries and runs the job register and sister recruiting website Rural Recruits.
We have a number of dedicated volunteers who support gamekeepers and their families and contribute to fundraising and publicity ideas.
Our volunteers are: – Ruth Kerr, keepers daughter who has set up and runs our Facebook page as well as telephone and educational facilities for children, Ruth Minty, keepers wife and mother of a keeper who is our social services and health expert, Alan Child, runs his own shoot and a boarding kennels, has senior managerial experience in education, is a former trades union official and is currently completing his Master of Laws degree specialising in employment matters. Christine Randall, Keepers wife and mother who has a wealth of experience in charitable organisations and gamekeeping. Jenni Thompson who has been involved with BASC and Stewart Blair.
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 […]
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 […]