The GWCT Shoot Sweepstake scheme is a simple but effective way of raising money during the shooting season to support the important work of the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust.
Have you already collected funds from your sweepstake?
How it works
The sweepstake can be run on the day’s bag, the number of species or the number of empty cases. Some shoots prefer a system of fines for shooting white pheasants, shooting before the whistle or for the dirtiest pair of boots.
The basic premise, which is similar to all sweepstake schemes, is that all those shooting are asked to guess how many head will be shot (for example) on payment of any amount from £1 upwards.
At the end of the day, half the takings are given to the person nearest to the correct number and the remainder to the Trust to help their vital research.
After submitting the monies raised during the season the Trust will reward the contributor with one bottle of sloe gin per £100 raised. We also send a letter of thanks acknowledging the donation and provide you with a certificate to display in your shoot room.
What you get
Where the Trust might differ from other schemes is on the supporting literature and the ancillary items that we supply to help you run a successful sweepstake when you sign up. Individuals can select what they want from a variety of options:
- Collection tube
- Shoot cards
- Stand markers
- Cartridge refuse bags
- Various pamphlets
- Good Shooting Guide
These items are free of charge to all members of the sweepstake scheme.
Apply to take part
To request an order form for these items please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07860 879377.
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