BGA team are doing the Three Peaks Challenge in June in order to raise money in support of the Gamekeepers Welfare Trust – Year of the Gamekeeper 2022.
The Gamekeepers’ Welfare Trust exists to support gamekeepers, stalkers and ghillies, and their dependents past and present. They provide financial grants for gamekeepers, stalkers and ghillies and their families in times of hardship, ill health and retirement. The helpline is a key part of the service providing a confidential listening service with information and support on a wide variety of issues including health, retirement, redundancy, housing and employment issues.
The Year of the Gamekeeper is a multi-organisational initiative which aims to raise the profile of gamekeepers, and to celebrate their unique position as custodians of the countryside. It also aims to support and sustain the future of the Gamekeepers’ Welfare Trust. The initiative seeks to raise £222,000 by the end of next year, through encouraging every gamekeeper and member of the shooting community to do one thing in 2022 to raise funds for the GWT.
Head of Operations Louisa Clutterbuck, said,
“We are absolutely delighted to be raising money for Year of the Gamekeeper and finally being able to complete the Three Peaks Challenge. It is so important that each member of the shooting community looks after each other and the GWT is integral in this.”
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