12 December 2017

Stars attend GWCT’s popular MacNab Ball

Pippa Middleton And Ted Innes Ker

A FUN-FILLED evening was enjoyed by 260 guests at the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust’s (GWCT) 38th Macnab Ball on November 22.

Emma Manners, who is The Duchess of Rutland and London Ball chairman, spoke to the guests, including Pippa Middleton and actress Elizabeth Hurley, about the critical work the Trust carries out in making the countryside rich in game and wildlife.

To demonstrate this, the Duchess showed the first-ever viewing of GWCT’s brand new fundraising film, which was well received.

Guests also enjoyed a fantastic dinner, mind-boggling tricks from magician Kieron The Mighty, entertainment and an auction held by Charlie Thomas of Bonhams.

Auction Charlie Thomas Of Bonhams Wtih George Jones

Auction lots included a day’s shooting at Gunnerside, a South African Safari, a day’s shooting at Overbury and fishing with Welsh rugby legend Sir Gareth Edwards.

Guests enjoyed the rest of the evening’s entertainment, battling it out at the laser shooting, taking photos in the photo booth and, of course, taking to the dance floor. Martin Miller’s Gin & Merchant Heart served up some mouth-watering cocktails which proved to be a great success.

The GWCT extends its thanks to everyone who supported the event and in particular the London Ball Committee and Hunter Boots.

In total, £120,000 was raised.

Should you wish to know any information on next year's ball or any other London events please don’t hesitate to contact Josephine Langer on 0207 290 0110 or jlanger@gwct.org.uk.

Pictures supplied by Lucy Young of the Field 

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:
Joel Holt
Telephone: 01425 651000
Email: press@gwct.org.uk

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