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 […]
Patron – Lord James Percy
Honorary President – Sir John Scott
Chairman – The Earl of Aylesford
Chairman – The Earl of Aylesford
Mr Ken Butler
Mr David Clark
Mr Walter Cole
Mr Ian Grindy
Mr Raymond Holt
Dr Mike Swan
Mr Brian Mitchell
Rev Dr Gordon Gatward
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: email@example.com
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.
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.
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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