18 June 2020

Chance to win a pair of made-to-measure shotguns in GWCT Gun Draw 2020

SovereignThe Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust’s annual Gun Draw is back. With the draw limited to just 1,000 tickets, there is an excellent chance of winning one of three superb prizes. This year’s ultimate winner will receive a pair of made-to-measure Sovereign side-by-side shotguns from William Powell, ready to use with steel or lead cartridges and worth more than £13,000.

Second prize is a William Powell Braemore tweed shooting suit – including a shooting coat, sports jacket, breeks, shooting vest and cap, worth over £1,100. There is also a third prize of a William Powell single leather gun slip and 100-cartridge leather cartridge bag, both embossed with up to three initials and worth over £400. The GWCT would like to thank William Powell for its generosity in donating the prizes for the fifth successive year.

Tickets are priced at £100 each and are available to purchase from www.gwct.org.uk/draw. They are on sale until midnight on 14 December 2020. The draw will take place on 18 December 2020.

“The GWCT Gun Draw 2020 is a chance to win some of the best prizes in fieldsports,” said James Swyer, Press and Publications Manager at the Trust. “And by taking part you will be supporting the GWCT’s scientific research programmes for game and wildlife conservation, helping to ensure a thriving countryside rich in game and wildlife.

“By participating in the Gun Draw 2020, you are funding new research to measure and publish the influence effective game management has on our countryside.”

In 2019, the Gun Draw was won by long-term supporter of the GWCT’s work, Peregrine Moncreiffe. A delighted Mr Moncrieffe commented: “The contribution of GWCT to the conservation of rare habitats and vulnerable species represents a cause dear to my heart. My success in this lottery, like my shooting, is down more to luck than skill. I am fortunate and delighted to win this outstanding and timely prize so kindly donated by William Powell.”

The Gun Draw 2020 first prize of a pair of made-to-measure Sovereign side-by-side shotguns includes 500 lead or steel game cartridges. The Sovereign is an exceptional quality sideplated boxlock ejector, inspired by William Powell’s rich gunmaking heritage. Boasting high performance steel shot proofed barrels, it brings together classic English styling and craftsmanship with the latest technology, fully equipping it for future ammunition requirements. This is a true alternative to a traditional English shotgun.

Mark Osborne FRICS, FAAV, MBAE, owner of William Powell, said: “The conservation work carried out by the GWCT is vital for a healthy and thriving game and wildlife population, and we are immensely proud to support their research programmes. 

“The GWCT Gun Draw is an opportunity to raise money and win a pair of our new Sovereign side by sides. These are the next generation of shotguns, able to shoot lead or steel shot, and buying a ticket for this draw both supports a vitally important conservation body and gives you a chance to win a quite exceptional prize.”


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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