08 December 2014

Gourmet game dinner raises over £15,000 for the GWCT

The Bristol and North Somerset Gourmet Game Dinner has raised over £15,000 for the GWCT. L to r: Jerry Barnes (Smith & Williamson), Delphine Barnes (BPOS), Robert Lintott (Southfield Sporting), Teresa Dent (GWCT), Tom Hyde (Michelmores).The Bristol and North Somerset branch of the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT) has raised over £15,000 for the charity at its annual Gourmet Game Dinner.

The exclusive dinner for 50 invited guests was held at the Clifton Club in Bristol, and featured four game courses comprising wild Scottish salmon, smoked venison, local pheasant and Wemmergill grouse provided by the guests themselves.

The event also featured a silent auction of nine lots, which included a sterling silver hawk brooch designed and made by Bristol jeweller Nig Barratt and bottles of Chateau Lafite donated by the Rothschild family.

Jerry Barnes, chair of the Bristol and North Somerset branch of the GWCT and chair of the Landed Estates team at the Bristol office of Smith & Williamson, which sponsored the event, said: “This was undoubtedly our best gourmet dinner to date, with the finest quality game donated by guests and sponsors. Each dish was superbly hand crafted by the Clifton Club’s chef, Phil Clench and his team.

“Teresa Dent, Chief Executive at the GWCT, gave an excellent and thought-provoking talk, highlighting the conservation research carried out by the charity.

“On behalf of all the sponsors, I’d like to thank our guests for their generosity and for helping to raise a considerable sum to help the GWCT with its research and other important work in the countryside.”

The GWCT Gourmet Game Dinner was sponsored by accountancy and investment management group Smith & Williamson, law firm Michelmores, Yapp Brothers wine merchants, Southfield Sporting and Bristol Private Office Services.

For further information, please contact Natalie Birrell at NBPR on 07557 356860 or email natalie@nb-pr.co.uk


Photocaption: The Bristol and North Somerset Gourmet Game Dinner has raised over £15,000 for the GWCT. L to r: Jerry Barnes (Smith & Williamson), Delphine Barnes (BPOS), Robert Lintott (Southfield Sporting), Teresa Dent (GWCT), Tom Hyde (Michelmores).


Note to editors:

The Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT) – 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 and we lobby for agricultural and conservation policies based on science. 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. For Information, contact: Morag Walker – Head of Media, Telephone – direct-dial: 01425-651000. Mobile – 07736-124097    www.gwct.org.uk

Smith & Williamson is an independently owned professional and financial services group with 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 eleven principal offices: these are in London, Belfast, Birmingham, Bristol, Dublin, Glasgow, Guildford, Jersey, Manchester, Salisbury, and Southampton.

Smith & Williamson is the official sponsor for the National Business Awards’ search for the Entrepreneur of the Year in both 2013 and 2014.

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