27 March 2018

Cumbria and Lancashire rise to the conservation challenge

The Levens Team Challenge will take place in the Park at Levens Hall on Sunday 27th MayThe Lancashire and Cumbria branches of the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT) are holding their annual Levens Team Challenge on Sunday 27th May, to raise funds for the Trust's groundbreaking scientific research.

The event will be held in the Park at Levens Hall, near Kendal, Cumbria, by kind permission of Richard and Naomi Bagot, a stunning location at the gateway to the Lake District National Park. Teams of four will complete in a wide variety of sporting events from clay shooting, archery and gun dog scurries to fly fishing, quad-bike and trailer driving, digger manoeuvring and stone skimming that will make for a day of fantastic fun for all ages. Nick Mason, Lancashire GWCT Chairman said, "It will be wonderful occasion that encourages the young to be involved with country sports." The event is being sponsored by Rathbones and Saffrey Champness.

Proceeds from the Levens Team Challenge will go to the GWCT, which for over seventy years has been pioneering conservation research for the benefit of the British countryside and wildlife. This includes projects such as one to help save the curlew, one of Northern England's most iconic birds. Last year's event raised just over £7,000 for the charity and its conservation efforts.

The entry fee is £300 per team. For more information about the Levens Team Challenge, or to book a team, please contact Nick Mason at nick.mason@davis-bowring.co.uk. To learn more about the GWCT and its conservation work please visit www.gwct.org.uk


Photocaption: The Levens Team Challenge will take place in the Park at Levens Hall on Sunday 27th May. 

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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