24 February 2017

Young Shots raffle will help preserve British wildlife for future generations

Young Shots raffle will help preserve British wildlife for future generationsDo you have a son or daughter, grandchild, niece or nephew with an interest in shooting? If so, the Northamptonshire branch of the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT) could have a perfect present for them in the form of the Young Shots Shoot Raffle.

Eight lucky winners of the raffle will form a team of eight guns on a day’s driven shooting at the GWCT’s Allerton Project Farm at Loddington, Leicestershire this October. The approximately 100-bird day will include refreshments and lunch for the winners. Keith Smith, Chairman of the GWCT Northamptonshire Committee said, “I am delighted that the Northamptonshire GWCT are running this raffle. It will provide eight very lucky young people with a day they will never forget."

Raffle tickets are available at £20 and the numbers are strictly limited to 500 tickets. The winners must under 18 years old and capable of shooting a full day. They will be accompanied on the peg by a valid shotgun licence holder. The raffle is kindly sponsored by Linnell Brothers.

Money raised by the raffle will go towards funding the GWCT’s groundbreaking wildlife research, which is dedicated to conserving Britain’s countryside for generations to come. The Young Shots Shoot Raffle is therefore a perfect prize for the next generation of shooters!

Keith Smith added, "Seeing the pleasure enjoyed by the young shots on this day is a great reward for all those involved and gives the lucky guns a great insight into how game and wildlife management are combined."

To buy tickets, or for more information, please visit the GWCT website: www.gwct.org.uk/donate/raffles/young-shots-shoot-raffle

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

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