ON election day and approaching a time of giving perhaps it is time to take stock and consider how fortunate we are, even in these testing times. The resilience of gamekeepers in the face of multiple challenges is amazing, just getting about this autumn has been difficult enough. To hear and see the sheer ignorance […]
We are setting off to the Game Fair in almost record heat but in typical “can do” attitude for everyone attending. Those of us who live and work in the countryside are used to working with nature, the weather and plan accordingly. There is a huge amount of work involved in just a few days […]
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 […]
Date posted: June 16, 2018
Jacob completed his Ultra (38 miles!) run at the end of May – a massive challenge and a huge tribute to his friend Gregor, who is missed greatly. Thankyou so much Jacob, raising funds for us along the way and to all those who have supported Jacob and donated on his behalf.
Jacob says: “So I finished, a little slower than I’d hoped, final time 10:42. Gregor Rutherfordwould have been having a good laugh at me negotiating the descents with bum knees. Big thanks to Jago Miller and Jessica Sutherland for all the help on the day! So far we have raised around £1300 for the gamekeepers welfare trust”. Now up to £1531.00!!
The Year of the Gamekeeper 2020 is a multi organisational initiative which aims to raise the profile of gamekeepers and celebrate their unique position as custodians of the countryside as well as support and sustain the long term future of the Gamekeepers’ Welfare Trust. Our ability to support gamekeepers, stalkers, ghillies and their families– […]
Welcome to the new look monthly newsletter STAG Training Update We have received excellent feedback from the STAG training, which isdelivered on behalf of and in collaboration with the GamekeepersWelfare Trust. The course has been designed by Ex-Marines to tackledifficult issues such as leadership, communication, coping mechanismsand health and well being. The comments we have received are all […]
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“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 […]
Thank you to GWCT for hosting our launch on a sultry day at Scone on Sunday 1st July. Along with the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust, Scottish Land & Estates, Scottish Gamekeepers Association, British Association of Shooting & Conservation, Scottish Country Sports Association, Moorland Association, National Gamekeepers Organisation and Scottish Countryside Alliance the Gamekeepers’ Welfare […]
The Gamekeeping Students, Gamekeepers and Stalkers from far and wide attended the North Highland College UHI Clay Shoot and Presentation Day at Rothiemurchus recently and generously supported the Gamekeepers’ Welfare Trust through a raffle held on the day. Keen competition, a fine day and good weather combined along with kindly donated burgers from Highland Game […]
Jacob completed his Ultra (38 miles!) run at the end of May – a massive challenge and a huge tribute to his friend Gregor, who is missed greatly. Thankyou so much Jacob, raising funds for us along the way and to all those who have supported Jacob and donated on his behalf. […]
Thank you to everyone involved in the fantastic Abbeystead Dog Show and Scurry which raised £480.00 for the Gamekeepers’ Welfare Trust (supported for the second year). A fabulous day by all accounts and lots of fun. Especial thank you to Helen Foster and her family and friends – a lot of hard work undertaken. We […]
A fantastic £1590.00 was raised for the Gamekeepers’ Welfare Trust organised by Kirsty and supported by Jamie’s parents and friends. We would like to thank everyone involved and congratulate the winners who are featured below along with Jamie’s Mum and Dad.