22 September 2017

Stunning array of Christmas cards released by GWCT

The Ambush

'The Ambush' by Loon.

A COLLECTION of stunning wildlife pictures are captured in this year’s Christmas cards by Fordingbridge-based charity The Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT).

The six designs include Woodcock in a Winter Wonderland, The Ambush, Pairs of Greys in Frost, Robin, Brown Hare and Snipe - The Only Running Water, all with the greeting message ‘With Best Wishes for Christmas and the New Year’.

As ever, acclaimed artists from across the country, including Owen Williams, Roger McPhail, Jason Lowes, Loon, Ashley Boon and Colin Woolf, are behind the stunning designs.

Last year, the GWCT sold a record-breaking 4,000 packs of cards and shop manager Beverley Mansbridge hopes to surpass that figure.

She said: “As expected, we’ve already sold hundreds of cards and sales continue to increase each year.

“They seem to be very popular as they are unique. People like to enjoy the beauty of the British countryside.”

Cards, sized at 121mm x 171mm, are sold in packs of ten costing £5.50, excluding the slightly bigger Ambush at 153mm x 200mm which costs £6.50.

All proceeds from the card sales go towards supporting the Trust’s crucial projects.

As well as cards, the Trust has a whole range of goods in its store, including ties, cufflinks, aprons, umbrellas, new limited-edition membership badges and much more.

To order, visit our online shop.

The deadline for postal order on cards in Friday, November 17.

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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