14 November 2017

Win an unforgettable prize and spend an evening with three Olympic heroes


THERE are some incredible prizes to be won at an upcoming Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT) event with three Olympic heroes from Team GB.

The Fordingbridge-based trust has organised a night with the world-famous Brownlee brothers and sporting shooter Peter Wilson on Tuesday, December 5.

The two-hour evening, hosted by Peter, will take place at Duke’s Dorchester Fine Art Salerooms where there will be drinks, canapes, a Q and A session and an auction.

Some of the auction items include memorabilia, such as a t-shirt signed by Alistair and Jonny Brownlee and a training wetsuit worn by one of the siblings.

Guests can also bid on a starter lesson for two people at Purbeck Shooting School, which includes the use of a gun, cartridges, clays and tuition, an introductory session to gliding at Purbeck Gliding Club and a skiing holiday for four people.

Ahead of the event, tickets are selling fast for a sought-after raffle prize - a bike ride with the Brownlee brothers the day after the event (Wednesday December 6) across the Dorset countryside.

The 200 tickets cost £10 each and can be bought here until Thursday, November 30.

Four lucky winners will be drawn on Friday, December 1.

Peter, who is hosting the event where he will be chatting with the triathletes and also sharing experiences from his own illustrious shooting career, says “it’s a real opportunity for people to come together and learn about different sports as well as learn what the GWCT is all about”.

“Hopefully the audience will enjoy it and I will be asking the Brownlee brothers, both of whom are keen shooters, some tasty questions, from drugs in sport to the strict dietary requirements they fulfil. We have some outstanding items in the auction to be bid on and an incredible raffle prize where winners can go cycling with the Brownlee brothers so it promises to be a great night.”

The 31-year-old, who set a double trap world record in 2012, shooting 198 out of 200 in Tuscon, Arizona, before clinching gold at London Olympics, has announced he’s coming out of retirement to compete at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

The triathlete brothers captured the nation’s hearts in 2016 when Olympic double-gold medallist Alistair Brownlee gave up his chance to win the World Triathlon Series race to help his exhausted brother Jonny, the 2012 Triathlon World Champion, over the finish line.

Peter met the famous siblings in 2012 during filming for a one-off BBC show called Superstars which featured 16 athletes from London’s Team GB gunning to be the best all-round star.

The event, sponsored by Duke’s Auctioneers and Saffrey Champness Chartered Accountants, starts at 6.30pm.

To buy tickets, costing £30, visit www.gwct.org.uk/brownleebrothers