23 October 2019

Celebrities in focus at GWCT dinner

Sir Gareth Edwards Rugby

TWO sporting heroes and an award-winning chef are attending a dinner to raise vital funds for the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT).

Taking part in a Q & A with guests at Porth Eirias restaurant in Colwyn Bay on Monday November 11th are Sir Gareth Edwards CBE, Lynn Davies CBE and Bryn Williams.

Sir Gareth Edwards, pictured above, was a former rugby international for Wales who won three Grand Slams and was described by the BBC as “arguably the greatest player to ever don a Welsh jersey”.

Fellow sportsman Lynn Davies was a former long jumper who won an Olympic gold medal at the 1964 games in Tokyo with a mark of 8.07 metres, picking up the nickname Lynn the Leap.

Chef Bryn Williams learnt his craft under culinary experts Marco Pierre White and Michel Roux Jr before going on to open Odette’s in Primrose Hill and more recently Porth Eirias – the host bistro that was named AA Restaurant of the year for Wales Award 2019/20.

Guests will have the chance to ask the three celebrities about their respective careers and how they rose to fame.

There is a master of ceremonies Rupert Moon, a former Wales international rugby union player, will be hosting the Q & A session.

Rupert Bevan, chairman of GWCT Wales, said: “This promises to be a really insightful evening and one I’m extremely excited about.

“I know these celebrities have some fantastic stories to tell and the restaurant not only has wonderful food but is in a stunning location on the seafront.”

Guests will receive a reception drink, canapes and a three-course dinner with wine pairings. There will also be an auction, with a day’s shooting at Bodnant (North Wales) for one Gun, which has been donated by Wrekin Shooting, and luxury items for ladies.

Tickets for the event, which starts at 7pm, costs £95 per person.

Sponsored by Dragon Investment Managers, Clwyd Agricultural and Savills.  

You can book your place here

For more information, contact regional organiser Pippa Hackett on 07880 359331 or email phackett@gwct.org.uk

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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