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2018 Review

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 […]

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Christmas Message

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 […]

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Fundraising for GWT & Stag Training

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 […]

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2018 Review

Date posted: December 28, 2018

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 a toolbox which can be used to improve resilience, bringing coping strategies and above all greater understanding of problems which can cause anxiety, depression and misery for those affected and their families.

If we have learnt anything in 2018 throughout the profession and with our partners in BASC, CA, CLA, SACS, NGO, SGA  SLE, and MA, it is that whatever the challenge we need to come together and work together to make a difference.  Together we are a powerful force, together we can change hearts and minds, together we can support each other whatever the problem or challenge we face.

The Gamekeepers’ Welfare Trust is here for all of you, gamekeepers, stalkers and ghillies, your families, in later life and those who wish to make gamekeeping their career.  Together we will help you through challenging times, share your problems and share pride in your achievements.

Above all, we know even if others don’t, either through ignorance or entrenched opinion that we are the true custodians of this countryside we cherish, many species of birds and mammals would not exist let alone thrive without daily dedication in the field and on the hill. 

May we, in the Gamekeepers’ Welfare Trust thank all our sponsors, supporters, those who have fundraised and given their time as volunteers, and for those in need, past present or future be assured we are there for you, whenever you need us.

Thank you and may we finally wish you all a very Happy and Healthy New Year.

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2018 Review

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 […]

Read more...

Christmas Message

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 […]

Read more...

Fundraising for GWT & Stag Training

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 […]

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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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September 17

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 […]

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25th Anniversary Event at Packington Hall Meriden 21st March 2017

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, […]

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25th Anniversary Year for the Gamekeepers’ Welfare Trust 2017

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 […]

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A very Happy Christmas and a healthy and successful New Year

A very Happy Christmas to everyone

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