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 […]
As a small charity we rely on the goodwill of others to continue our work in supporting gamekeepers, stalkers and ghillies and their dependents. We understand there are many worthy causes and are appreciative of every penny donated to the Gamekeepers’ Welfare Trust.
Donate – There are a number of ways to donate and it is easy to give online. Gift aid is an effective way of supporting our work. Just Giving is also a way of donating and if you wish to be sponsored for any activity we can help by setting up a page and promoting your event. Click here to go to our Just Giving page.
Fundraising -If you have an idea for a fund raising venture, do let us know. If you wish to organise an event yourself, whatever it is we will help you to organise and provide whatever help we can should you require assistance.
Sponsorship – We welcome support from companies connected to gamekeeping and recognise support like this via our website, newsletters and promotional stands where appropriate.
On-line shop – if you would like to purchase our latest calendar or any other merchandise do have a look on our shopping page.
Special event – Collections at birthdays or other celebrations are a great way of helping us. A collection in memory of a loved one can be a special way of remembering someone involved in gamekeeping or shooting by helping the charity dedicated to the profession.
Legacies – You may wish to consider a legacy and there is an opportunity through “In Memoriam” to leave a message for loved ones. Click here for more details.
Promotions – Consider purchasing from Kings Game Cover – in their promotion of £1.00 per bag to GWT for their wildlife game cover crops. Funds raised in this way have totalled over £3,000 to 2011.
Volunteering – We welcome support in terms of volunteers, for a specific fundraising event, help at Game Fairs, or specific skills or resources- please do contact us for further details.
Spread the word– Our most important messages is that we are “there for gamekeepers, stalkers and ghillies ”. This means as a friendly ear through a difficult time or tangible practical help in terms of financial grants, housing problems, seeking a job or sourcing the correct advice for a particular issue. Please tell everyone we exist to help anyone who may need assistance – whatever it is and for however long it might take – in complete confidence.
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 […]