18 April 2019

Car event at Lake Vyrnwy raising funds for GWCT

Grouse Tour

A RANGE of vehicles, from vintage cars and 4x4s to motorbikes and sports cars, are set to converge at a fundraising event for the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT).

Guests are asked to bring their vehicles to exhibit with fellow motoring fans at the Lake Vyrnwy Hotel & Spa, Llanwddyn, Powys on Thursday June 20th.

Gamekeeper in the uplands Duncan Sinclair Willis, who works for the GWCT, is giving a talk on changes in the upland landscape and the new role of keepers in today’s climate.

This will be followed by three-course lunch, a stunning drive through the hills and valleys of the Berwyn Mountains, which were once rich in grouse, and a cream tea for all guests.

Rupert Bevan, chair of North Wales GWCT who is helping organise the event, said: “With more opinions than ever before on how the countryside needs to be managed, it is essential to make sure our science gets heard.”

“I hope that the day will attract support to help more people understand balanced landscapes. This is an opportunity for like-minded people throughout Wales, who care for the well-being of our countryside, to enjoy a day out.”

Operations director of Lake Vyrnwy Hotel, Anthony Rosser, said: “We are all looking forward to the day immensely, not only to welcome these wonderful vehicles but to support a very worthy cause. Raising awareness of the health of our uplands is especially poignant here at Lake Vyrnwy, where the moorlands have been so much of the history and life of the valley."

The GWCT is a leading research-based charity with 80 years of peer reviewed science which they use to deliver advice and training towards producing a thriving countryside rich in wildlife and game.

Tickets cost £50 and can be bought by contacting Rupert on rupertbev@hotmail.com  or calling 07718 518802.

With thanks to sponsors Land Rover and Clogau.

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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