05 December 2022

New game meal range pledges support for the GWCT

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With many people considering game meat as a sustainable addition to their diet, a new range of prepared meals has been launched to make the process as easy as possible. Girl Gone Wild offers five tantalising meals to suit all tastes - Wild Venison Sausages with Onion & Pancetta Gravy, Wild Venison Chilli & Fennel Meatballs with Puttanesca Sauce, Wild Venison Bolognese, Pheasant Keralan Curry and Pheasant with Creamy Tarragon Sauce.

The company is the idea of Mel Phipps, whose decision to move from London to North Yorkshire seven years ago gave her a taste of the abundance of locally sourced wild food and its health benefits.

“Once the idea for Girl Gone Wild took root, it was impossible to ignore,” she stated in a recent interview with The Grocer. Mel highlights the importance of understanding the provenance of meat and fish, plus the “feel-good factor of knowing these animals are raised on the UK’s natural larder and are free-to-roam”.

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Mel’s commitment to doing the best for the countryside doesn’t stop there. She has pledged to donate 10% of the company’s annual profits to the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust. “I'm delighted that Girl Gone Wild will be supporting GWCT”, she added. “Anyone with an interest in the responsible and long-term guardianship of our countryside ecosystems understands that its work is critical to informing evidence-based strategies for their management and protection.”

James Swyer, head of membership and marketing at the GWCT, is grateful for the support. “It’s wonderful to see companies like Girl Gone Wild finding new ways to showcase the excellent wild game meat that shooting produces. Any donations help us to undertake the science that informs good management of our countryside and helps provide the solutions to deliver greater biodiversity”.

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.

For information, contact:
Eleanor Williams
Telephone: 07592 025476
Email: press@gwct.org.uk