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 […]
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 […]
Date posted: October 26, 2019
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– past, present and in the years to come depends on a sustainable future. We hope you can help us to achieve our aims to build on the support we can offer and celebrate who and what we represent.
The initiative seeks to raise £220,000 by the end of next year, through empowering every gamekeeper and member of the shooting community to do one thing in 2020 to raise funds for the GWT.
How can you do this? By considering a donation or event in 2020 – just once would be fantastic, whatever that is.
We have a new fundraising page specifically for the year: The Year of the Gamekeeper through Just Giving, you can donate directly by contacting us and bank transfer, cheque etc. If you require any information, fundraising packs, support – do contact us. We would be enormously pleased to help wherever and however we can.
Thank you so much.
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 […]
Please complete our survey and share it with other gamekeepers, stalkers & ghillies. This is the link to the survey: https://surveyhero.com/c/6d1ce273
“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.