02 May 2013

Fun-packed day showcases the best of the British countryside

Events on the day will include a sheepdog demonstration by 'One Man and his Dog' winner Katy CropperOne of the biggest countryside events to be organised in Nottingham will take place on Saturday 29th June at North Lodge Farm, Widmerpool, Nottingham by kind permission of Chris and Julia Butterfield, the fair aims to raise funds for important wildlife conservation research.

This wonderful fun-packed day out for all the family will raise funds for the leading research charity, the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust. The day will feature a host of activities and displays and will showcase all aspects of country life and pursuits. Activities will include a team Quadrathon (clay flushes, archery, fly-fishing and 4x4 driving), sheepdog demonstrations by Katy Cropper - world-famous winner of ‘One Man and his Dog’, falconry displays, classic cars, children’s games and activities, parade of hounds, the Tricky Tykes Terrier Racing Display team and exhibitors offering wonderful local produce, jewellery, artwork and gifts. As a grand finale there will also be a Battle of Britain Memorial Flight fly-past.

The Nottinghamshire Committee of the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust is organising this action packed day. The event is being heralded as one of the biggest county fundraising occasions run by the GWCT. As one of the UK's leading wildlife research charities the GWCT undertakes a wide range of important research in order to develop sympathetic ways of managing the countryside for the benefit of Britain’s game and wildlife. Its recent high-profile work has included projects to investigate salmon population decline, track the movements of the elusive woodcock by satellite tagging, and identify the best ways to protect vulnerable natural resources across Europe.

Chris Butterfield said, “we have organised a varied and exciting programme and we really hope GWCT members, friends and their families will give us their support. The day will be a celebration of everything we cherish about the countryside.”

This fantastic day will finish with a drinks reception and a delicious barbeque with a grand auction. Tickets are limited and only available to purchase in advance. To buy tickets or for more information please contact Vicky Williams on 0115 9376525 or email vicky.w@northlodgefarm.co.uk.

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Photocaption: Events on the day will include a sheepdog demonstration by 'One Man and his Dog' winner Katy Cropper.


Notes to editors

The Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust – providing research-led conservation for a thriving countryside. The GWCT is an independent wildlife conservation charity which has carried out scientific research into Britain’s game and wildlife since the 1930s. We advise farmers and landowners on improving wildlife habitats. We employ 22 post-doctoral scientists and 50 other research staff with expertise in areas such as birds, insects, mammals, farming, fish and statistics. We undertake our own research as well as projects funded by contract and grant-aid from Government and private bodies. The Trust is also responsible for a number of Government Biodiversity Action Plan species and is lead partner for grey partridge and joint lead partner for brown hare and black grouse.

ISDN radio broadcast line – at our Fordingbridge HQ we have an ISDN radio broadcast line, allowing us to conduct interviews remotely.

For information, contact:
Kate Williams
Telephone: 01425 651000
Email: press@gwct.org.uk

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