The Gamekeepers' Welfare Trust exists to support gamekeepers, stalkers and ghillies, and their dependants past and present.

Helens Blog

Thank you!

We are blessed in the support we receive and not least in the most humbling and sometimes actually heart breaking way – donations from friends and families in memory of loved ones. I would like to pay tribute to all and every person who has lost a
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Mental Health Awareness Week

Mental Health Awareness Week The focus of this year’s mental health awareness week through the Mental Health foundation is nature. Something we know a lot about and perhaps don’t always appreciate it’s many benefits, especially when contrasting with
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Spring

The clocks went forward and Spring is most definitely here though no doubt with a few surprises in store for us all as yet. Today marked a milestone in some parts of the country in allowing more social contact and sports to resume. We welcome this
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Post Valentines Day 15th February

February 15thRoses are RedAs we wait for an announcement after the government discussions today regarding potential lifting of lockdown and a pathway forward to a “new normal”, the shooting profession and allied industries also consider the way
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Happy New Year

We all say Happy New Year and we hope 2021 is a turning point in our journey together to a new normal after Corvid 19 hit our shores in early 2020. We have all adjusted our home lives and our working lives (some more than others) and been affected
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Happy Christmas from The Game Keepers Welfare Trust

Dear All As we hurtle towards Christmas Day with a huge range of emotions for everyone, family and friends are in our thoughts and minds and not least those who are directly affected by Corona Virus and their livelihoods, we would like to thank
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1st December – Advent and after lock down – almost!

2020 is not a year most people will wish to recall with any affection. However, it is a year to come together and value what is important in our lives. For gamekeepers, many have carried on their work with interruptions along the way, whether being
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The Gamekeepers’ Welfare Trust – here for keepers and their families – always has and always will

The Gamekeepers’ Welfare Trust has always “been there for gamekeepers, stalkers and ghillies” quietly supporting families who are struggling, and individuals who are going through difficult times. The report commissioned by the Scottish Government
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Autumn Leaves

I would like to begin this blog by sending huge congratulations to Alex Hogg on the absolutely fantastic news of the award of an MBE in The Queen’s Birthday Honours. I cannot think of anyone who deserves this more, giving so much for so long to The
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August - heather and host

July went out with a heat wave and August came in with the eagerly awaited heather bloom to follow. Our "glorious grouse" have encountered different and varying difficulties from predation (increasing), to a reduction in nutrition where heather
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