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“Raising The Game”

We are very much looking forward to The Game Fair where we have our stand on row K1113 (Gunmakers Row) – do call and see us. The work undertaken over recent months through our collective initiative is gaining ground and momentum.  With a number of organisations/companies including information on their websites or newsletters and offers […]

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April 2018

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 […]

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A New Year and a New Start!

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 […]

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GWT Staff and Volunteers

Lord James Percy

Patron – Lord James Percy

Honorary President – Sir John Scott

Chairman – The Earl of Aylesford

Trustees

Chairman – The Earl of Aylesford

Mr Ken Butler

Mr David Clark

Mr Walter Cole

Mr Ian Grindy

Mr Raymond Holt

Lady Scott

Dr Mike Swan

Mr Brian Mitchell

Rev Dr Gordon Gatward

Matthew Nesbitt

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: philipholt@harrisonholt.co.uk

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.

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Volunteers

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.

News

Raising the Game

“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 & […]

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Lammermuirs Moorland Group Charity Clay Shoot Presentation GWCT Game Fair 1st July

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 […]

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