FIELDSPORTS enthusiasts who have a passion for shooting have less than four weeks to buy one of the 300 remaining tickets for this year’s Gun Draw.
Billed as the ultimate prize in fieldsports, the winner of the GWCT raffle will win a day’s driven grouse shooting for one gun, a new pair of William Powell shotguns, a three-hour fitting session and 500 game cartridges, worth an eye-watering £25,000.
But, for the first time ever, there will also be second and third prizes up for grabs.
A William Powell tweed shooting suit, worth more than £1,100, is on offer for the runner-up, while the third prize is an embossed leather gunslip and cartridge bag costing in excess of £400.
Andrew Gilruth, GWCT’s director of communications, said: “Whether you have a passion for grouse or are hoping to shoot a day’s grouse for the first time, this is a great chance to win some fantastic prizes.”
“There are less than 300 tickets left of the 1,000 available and, at this rate, we will be sold out before the draw takes place so get yours before its too late.”
“By taking part in the draw, you will also be supporting GWCT’s vital scientific research programmes for game and wildlife conservation.
“You will be helping us to tell a more balanced story about game management by funding new research to measure and publish the positive influence it has on our countryside.”
Edward Leigh Pemberton was last year’s lucky winner who said, “it was such a great feeling to receive a phone call – days before Christmas – that I had won and buying tickets is such an easy way for everyone to support the excellent GWCT”.
GWCT would like to thank William Powell for its generosity in donating the prizes for the fourth successive year.
Tickets cost £100 for the draw which closes at MIDNIGHT on December 17th.
The lucky winners will then be drawn – two days later - at Fordingbridge HQ on December 19th.
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All ticket purchasers will receive a special prize draw acknowledgement letter with a unique ticket number. No ticket may be sold or bought by any person under 16 years of age. Prize draw produced by the Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust. Promoter: T. Dent. 100% of the profi t made will go towards our research. Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust, formerly The Game Conservancy Trust, is a charitable company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales under number 05579632, registered charity no. 1112023. Registered offi ce: Burgate Manor, Fordingbridge, Hampshire, SP6 1EF. Registered with the Gambling Commission – www.gamblingcommission.gov.uk. Tickets on sale until midnight 17 December 2019. Draw takes place on 19 December 2019. The exact specification of the guns provided will be dependent on availability at the time the winner is notified. Please gamble responsibly - www.gambleaware.org
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.
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