23 June 2021

Axion Key XM30 Thermal Spotter and other fabulous prizes on offer at rifle event

A special rifle event is being held in Gloucestershire this September to raise vital funds for the UK's leading wildlife research charity, the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT).

The rifle event at Guiting Quarry, Gloucestershire, will raise much-needed funds for the GWCT

The event will take place at Guiting Quarry, northeast of Cheltenham, from 9am to 5pm on Sunday 5 September. The day will be open to teams of four and will involve five stands with shooting from 100m-250m.

GWCT regional organiser Max Kendry said, "This is an opportunity for teams to test their skill and accuracy with a rifle and have a great day out while still conforming to the latest Covid rules. They could win some fabulous prizes, and the proceeds will go to a very worthy cause."

All competitors must be in possession of a valid firearms certificate and will be required to supply their own rifles and ammunition for three of the stands. For two centrefire stands hosted by Pulsar and Blaser respectively, rifles and ammunition will be provided free of charge.

The top individual rifle prize will be an Axion Key XM30 Thermal Spotter, supplied by Pulsar. For the top team, Blaser has provided a prize of four Liemke Keiler 13 Thermal Spotters.

The money raised will go towards the GWCT's scientific research, which is dedicated to finding practical ways to halt wildlife declines and ensure the British countryside is conserved for future generations.

The GWCT would like to thank all the sponsors including Pulsar and Blaser, the Johnston Quarry Group for hosting the event, and WMS Firearms Training Ltd for providing facilitation and management. Their efforts and support will help make this an exciting and unique experience for everyone involved.

The entry fee is £600 for a team of four and can be booked online at www.gwct.org.uk/rifleevent. For alternative methods of booking, or for more information, please contact Will Pratt at will.p84@hotmail.co.uk or by phone on 07739 748503.

Photocaption: The rifle event at Guiting Quarry, Gloucestershire, will raise much-needed funds for the GWCT.

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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