08 December 2014

Oxfordshire shoot raffle aims to raise fabulous sums for charity

Charities across Oxfordshire are set to benefit from an exclusive raffle being run by one of the UK's leading wildlife research charities.
The Oxfordshire committee of the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT) is launching a 'Fab Four' shoot raffle with a spectacular prize for the winner: the chance to take a team of eight guns to shoot on four of the most outstanding drives in The Chilterns. Tickets, which cost £200 each, are strictly limited to 250. The committee intends to raise £50,000, of which £40,000 will go towards funding the GWCT's vital and groundbreaking scientific research. The balance of £10,000 will be divided between four local charities nominated by each of the four shoots who are kindly donating the drives for the Fab Four Fundraiser.
The draw will be held on Tuesday 31 March 2015, with the prize itself, The 'Fab Four Shoot' to take place on Monday 11 January 2016 with drives at Bix, Hambleden, Greenfield and Bosmore Park. The team of eight guns will be chauffeured from shoot to shoot in vehicles kindly provided by James French 4x4 and the day will conclude with a shoot lunch at The Quince Tree Restaurant in Stonor. The GWCT would like to thank all four shoots, James French, The Quince Tree Restaurant and sponsors Boodle Hatfield for their generosity and support in arranging what promises to be a unique and unforgettable prize.
For more information or to purchase a ticket, please contact Caroline August on 07850 295333 or by email at office@carolineaugust.com. To learn more about the GWCT and its research please visit www.gwct.org.uk.

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.

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

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