15 April 2019

Cumbria and Lancashire rise to the conservation challenge

The Levens Team Challenge will take place in the Park at Levens Hall on Sunday 26th MayThe Cumbria and Lancashire branches of the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT) are holding their annual Levens Team Challenge on Sunday 26th 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, trailer driving 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. Richard Dawson, Rathbones Kendal's Managing Director, said: "We're very excited to once again take part in the Levens Team Challenge and sponsor the event. Not only is it a great fundraiser for the GWCT's research programme - it's a major highlight in Levens' vibrant community life and we're looking forward to another fun day."

Alison Robinson, Partner at Saffery Champness, said: “We are delighted to be backing this fantastic sporting event and supporting the vital work of the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust. We will be fielding a team from Saffery Champness and we are ready for the challenge!”

Proceeds from the Levens Team Challenge will go to the GWCT, which for over seventy years has been carrying out 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 £6,000 for the charity and its conservation efforts.

The entry fee is £250 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

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Photocaption: The Levens Team Challenge will take place in the Park at Levens Hall on Sunday 26th May. 

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