07 February 2018

Shropshire venison evening to raise funds for wildlife conservation

The venison evening will include a talk about "deer and their challenges" from GWCT advisor Austin Weldon. Photocredit: Peter Thompson, GWCTThe Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT) is holding a special venison evening in Shropshire next month to raise funds for its vital conservation research.

The dinner has been organised by GWCT’s Shropshire branch and will be held at the Creamery Café at Apley Farm Shop, Norton, Shifnal, on Thursday 15 March, by kind permission Lord and Lady Hamilton of Dalzell.

The evening will begin at 7pm with a venison butchery demonstration by Apley Farm Shop's head butcher, Bob Wassell. This will be followed by a 30 minute talk about "deer and their challenges" by GWCT advisor Austin Weldon. The three-course dinner will then be held from 8-10pm, with venison as the main course!

GWCT Shropshire committee chairman Tim Main said: “It promises to be an fascinating evening - touching on many aspects of what was once the quarry of kings. Venison is the ultimate red meat; it is higher in protein, vitamins and minerals than comparable red meats.”

Tickets for the evening are priced at £50 per head, which includes dinner and all drinks. To book your place, visit www.gwct.org.uk/shropshirevenison. Alternatively, please contact Pippa Hackett by phone on 07880 359331 or by email at phackett@gwct.org.uk.

The GWCT Shropshire venison dinner is kindly sponsored by Strutt & Parker, Handelsbanken and Addison Wines. For more information about the GWCT, its research and its activities please go to www.gwct.org.uk.


Photocaption: The venison evening will include a talk about "deer and their challenges" from GWCT advisor Austin Weldon. Photocredit: Peter Thompson, GWCT. 

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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