Curlew Raffle


Launched on 21st April (World Curlew Day), the raffle will be drawn one month later, on 21st May. Tickets only cost £5 each and there is a ticket limit of 150. Proceeds will help support vital curlew fieldwork.

FirstprizeThe first prize is a beautiful hand carved curlew headed walking stick, kindly donated by Wuzzlewood Woodcraft.

The maker is a retired IT manager living on Gower, and now a maker of carved wooden items. He has been making sticks for over 3 years and Is a member of the South Wales Stickmakers, where he has honed his skills and learnt the traditions of walking stick crafting. The head is carved from locally sourced Lime, painted with wood stains and acrylics and detailed using a pyrograph. The shank is made from local hazel, and both are then finished with a varnish to protect it from wear. These are a collector’s item, but are designed to be used for walking, hiking, hunting, shooting or wading.

The second prize is a limited-edition Curlew Print from artist Owen Williams.

Owen is a professional sporting and wildlife artist, with a particular passion for woodcock that has led to him training to catch and ring these elusive birds. The self-taught artist is inspired by his time growing up in the Countryside, drawing on a childhood spent hunting, fishing and exploring a landscape full of a huge variety of flora and fauna. As well as creating beautiful watercolour studies and scenes, Owen also works with bronze to create stunning Woodcock sculptures. The sale of these bronzes helps to fund the purchase of geo-locator tags which are fitted to Woodcock to track their movements and gather valuable data.

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The third prize is a private tour of Snailbeach Lead Mine for up to 6 people, led by Andrew Wood.

A member of the Shropshire Mines Trust, Andrew is well versed in the rich mining history of the area. Find out more about the remains of the mine buildings, their purpose, the people who lived and worked here and the mines importance to Shropshire. The tour will also include the opportunity to enter the mine levels themselves.

Draw closes 12noon on 21st May. Limited to 150 tickets. No cash alternative will be provided. No ticket may be sold to or purchased by a person under 16 years of age. Prize draw produced by the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT). Promoter T Dent CBE. 100% of net profits go to our research and education work. GWCT, is a charitable company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales under number 05579632, registered charity number 1112023. Registered office: Burgate Manor, Fordingbridge, Hampshire SP6 1EF. Registered with the Gambling Commission,