31 August 2016

Join the GWCT Shoot Sweepstake Scheme

The Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT) is inviting shoots across the UK to take part in its annual Shoot Sweepstake Scheme. Pheasant Owen Williams

The Sweepstake Scheme, which was launched in 2002, raises funds to support the important work of the GWCT.  Since its inception it has proved to be a huge success, with many shoots participating across the country last year.

The concept is simple and on application, the GWCT will offer participants a variety of items to help run a successful sweepstake, which include a collection tube, shoot cards, peg markers and cartridge collection bags.  The sweepstake package is free and also features the striking and celebrated designs created by renowned wildlife artist, Owen Williams.

 Max Kendry, Regional Organiser at the GWCT commented; “Since we launched the scheme we have seen its popularity soar.  We are very grateful to all of the shoots that take part and in addition to adding a little fun to the day, the funds that are raised enable us to continue our vital wildlife conservation work. 

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.   

Max Kendry concludes; “I would urge anyone wishing to take part to sign up and I would also like to thank everyone who has already done so.”

To register for your sweepstake package, please contact 01425 651024 or email membership@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.

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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