18 October 2013

Trust invites shoots to sign up to free sweepstakes package

The GWCT's free shoot sweepstakes pack is illustrated with striking art by Owen WilliamsThe Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT) is urging shoots across the country to get involved in their 2013/14 shoot sweepstake scheme to help raise funds for their vital game and wildlife research.

Launched in 2002, the GWCT sweepstake has proved to be an enormous success. The Trust is grateful to participating members and their shoots for their generosity and their support. GWCT regional organiser Max Kendry said, "The shoot sweepstake scheme has proved to be very popular and the Trust would like to thank all those shoots who've taken part."

Running a sweepstake is a simple but effective way of fundraising for the GWCT during the shooting season. The GWCT sweepstake package contains everything necessary to help run a successful shoot day such as peg markers, shoot cards and cartridge collection bags. As an extra incentive there is a bottle of sloe gin for every £100 raised and an individual certificate for each shoot showing the amount raised during the season. The sweepstake package features the striking and celebrated designs by artist Owen Williams. The package is available completely free from the GWCT.

Addressing shoots who haven't yet taken advantage of the sweepstake pack, Max Kendry added, "Now really is the right time to sign up. You'll find the packs are useful for your shoot, you can have fun guessing the bag size, and at the same time you're raising money that will support the Trust's valuable work on game management. And the sloe gin always goes down well!"

To take advantage of this great offer of the free shoot sweepstake package, please contact Angela Hodge on 01425 651024 or by email at ahodge@gwct.org.uk.

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Photocaption: The GWCT's free shoot sweepstakes pack is illustrated with striking art by Owen Williams.


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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