04 February 2015

Angel takes charge at GWCT Cambridgeshire

Toby Angel is the new chairman of the GWCT Cambridgeshire county committeeThe start of a new fund raising year for the Cambridgeshire committee of the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT) heralds the arrival of a new chairman: Toby Angel, who takes over from the well respected Richard Pemberton of Trumpington Farming Company.

Toby grew up in rural Essex where his passion for the countryside germinated. He has a keen interest in all country sports, notably fishing and shooting. He is also a keen rider. He will be Cambridgeshire county chairman for 3 years. He leads a team of 22 committee members. Toby lives with his family in North West Cambridgeshire.

The Cambridgeshire Committee has been in existence for over 30 years, and helps to raise funds that enable this national charity to carry out essential research in to habitat and conservation for the benefit of game, wild birds, fish and other wildlife as well as the farmland environment. The results of that research are regularly used in the subsidy schemes in place in the UK, on UK farms, and in delivering the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP). The independence and impartiality of the Trust is key to this research.

The local activities include an annual quiz, to be held on 3 March at Bourn Golf Club and annual Sporting Clay Shoot to be held on 9 May at Six Mile Bottom.

The Committee was set up by a group of like minded individuals, including local businesses conservationists, and farmers. Current committee members include some of those founders, as well as local businesses Hardcastle Burton, Cheffins, AshtonKCJ Solicitors, Savills, Taylor Vinters, and Marshall Holdings.

New Committee members are very welcome, and for more details please contact Gay Willmott-Smith on 01296 640237. Non members can attend events as guests of members.


Photocaption: Toby Angel is the new chairman of the GWCT Cambridgeshire county committee. 

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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