13 December 2013

Bristol dinner raises over £8K

Over 80 supporters of the Bristol and North Somerset branch of the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT) raised more than £8,000 for the charity at their annual fund-raising dinner.

Gourmet Group Dinner group photo
Pictured from left to right at the Bristol and North Somerset branch of the GWCT’s annual fund-raising dinner are Tom Hyde, Partner at Michelmores; The Countess of Kilmorey, Lady Sigrid Needham; branch Chairman Jerry Barnes, Partner at Smith & Williamson; The Earl of Kilmorey Sir Richard Needham; and Christopher Smith, Partner at Knight Frank.

The Gourmet Game Dinner, which included grouse and venison supplied by GWCT members, was held at Bristol’s oldest existing private members’ club, The Clifton Club, located in the heart of Clifton Village.

Hosted by the private client team at accountancy and investment management group, Smith & Williamson, and co-sponsored by Michelmores and Knight Frank, the event featured an entertaining talk by the Earl of Kilmorey, Sir Richard Needham, followed by a charity auction and raffle.

Chairman of the Bristol and North Somerset branch of GWCT, Jerry Barnes, who is also head of private client tax services at Smith & Williamson’s Bristol office, said: “The Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust performs a vital role in maintaining our countryside and improving its biodiversity through the development of effective game and wildlife management techniques. The GWCT advises Government and helps inform farming and environmental policies, and we are delighted to have raised significant funds for the charity through our annual branch dinner. We would like to thank the members, sponsors and donors for their generosity.”

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Note to editors

Smith & Williamson is an independently owned professional and financial services group employing around 1,500 people. The group is a leading provider of investment management, financial advisory and accountancy services to private clients, professional practices and mid-to-large corporates. The group has twelve principal offices in the UK and Ireland; these are in London, Belfast, Birmingham, Bristol, Dublin, Glasgow, Guildford, Jersey, Manchester, Salisbury, Southampton, and Worcester.

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