24/7/2017

The GWCT at The Game Fair 2017

The time has arrived for the Game Fair to descend on Hatfield House.

As in previous years, The Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust is looking forward to welcoming its members to the stand (F898) on all three days (Friday, July 28 to Sunday, July 30).

Game Fair

Join us for an exciting start
To kick-start proceedings on Friday, we’re hosting a press briefing at 8am where we will be cooking bacon sandwiches and hosting short briefings on a range of our vitally-important conservation projects.

These include talks by head of advisory Roger Draycott on curlew and woodcock, while director of communications Andrew Gilruth will be speaking about fisheries and grouse. In addition, field officer Pete Thompson and farmland biodiversity advisor Jessica Brooks will be on hand for interviews and to answer any questions you may have.

Our chief executive, Teresa Dent will also be present and is collecting a Shooting Times Woodcock Club cheque from editor Patrick Galbraith on behalf of GWCT.

Debate on the Countryside Act
Following the press briefing, our chairman of trustees, Ian Coghill, is taking part in a debate at the Game Fair theatre on the Repeal of the Wildlife & Countryside Act at 10am.

Panel members are rural freelance commentator Rob Yorke, The Times countryside correspondent Jerome Starkey and RSPB head of nature policy Jeff Knott.

Will you be a winner?
Friday is also the closing date for three of our spectacular shoot raffles, with the lucky winners of the Fantastic Four, Lincolnshire Line Up and Young Shots raffles all being drawn at our drinks party in the evening. There are still a few tickets remaining for each draw so click here to buy your tickets.

Visit us throughout the weekend
Over the weekend, members and their guests will be able to pop in and sit in the members’ garden, eat a bacon roll, drink tea or a cold drink and chat to staff and advisors.

There will also be free Wi-Fi (donated by Stephen Roberts and free photography (donated by Jon Farmer).

Aside from the GWCT’s stand, there are a wide range of countryside pursuits, including shooting and falconry displays, to enjoy as well as gundog racing and stalls for shopping.

We look forward to seeing you all there so please do come and visit us. You can buy your tickets for The Game Fair here.

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