24 January 2017

Big Five raffle to raise big money for wildlife charity

The Temple at the Holkham estate, one of the five shoots in the prize for the Norfolk Big Five raffleShooting enthusiasts in and around Norfolk are being offered the chance to win a unique prize – and raise money for the UK's foremost wildlife research charity in the process.

The Norfolk Big Five Shoot is a raffle organised by the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT). The prize is a unique shoot day for eight guns on five of the most celebrated shoots in north Norfolk:

Castle Rising (donated by Lord Howard), Holkham (donated by the Earl of Leicester), the Le Strange Shoot (donated by Mr David Gorton), the M.C.C Shoot (donated by Mr David Flux), and Thornham (donated by Mr Stephen Bett).

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The winner will also be treated to a dinner at the Temple in Holkham Park, prepared by Michelin Star chef Galton Blackiston, and the prize also includes overnight accommodation for the eight guns at Congham Hall Hotel courtesy of David Flux. The shoot day will take place on Tuesday 14 November 2017.

Tickets are available at £250 each, with the number available limited to 250. The draw will be held on Friday 31 March, with the proceeds being divided between the GWCT and other local rural charities chosen by each of the five shoots.

The Trust would like to thank the donors of the shoots for their generosity and also Birketts, who have kindly sponsored the raffle. The money raised for the GWCT will go towards funding its groundbreaking research, which is dedicated to preserving the British countryside for generations to come.

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For more information about the draw, please contact Justin Grady at justin@dngradyandsons.co.uk.


Photocaption: The Temple at the Holkham estate, one of the five shoots in the prize for the Norfolk Big Five raffle. 

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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