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, […]
This year marks 25 years of the existence of the Gamekeepers’ Welfare Trust and there are Trustees who were at the beginning of this journey which supports more people in different ways around the country. Our Chairman The Earl of Aylesford along with Mike Swan and Ian Grindy representing GWCT and BASC respectively were founder […]
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Improved service for 24/7 helpline The Gamekeepers’ Welfare Trust Jamie’s Helpline is generously supported by the family of Jamie Neal who was a gamekeeper and sadly took his own life in 2016. We are very fortunate to have received generous funding from the family of Jamie Neal which will make this helpline more accessible and […]
We were enormously privileged to have been chosen as the charity to support during the Annual Clay Pigeon Shoot on The Royal Sandringham Estate by gracious permission of Her Majesty The Queen on 4th August which raised a considerable total (to be confirmed) for the Gamekeepers Welfare Trust. Thank you all! […]