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We all mourn our beloved Queen and our greatest ambassador for country sports and those who are dedicated to the countryside and its communities and for ourselves as the Gamekeepers' Welfare Trust: gamekeepers/stalkers/ghillies

Last week we did not expect to be mourning our beloved Queen Elizabeth II who dedicated her life to us all both in the UK and throughout the world. Though 96 years of age, she has been such a central part of all our lives for all our lives it is a
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"A MAD WORLD"

“A MAD WORLD” A friend recently said it was a “mad world” just now. Certainly, there have been so many ups and downs both in the world, the country and in the gamekeeping community this year that it could be construed as a “mad world”. As I write
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Travelling for good reasons

First of all, this month I would like to pay tribute to a remarkable person – Ronald Rose who walked over 480 miles in memory of his friend Shaun who took his own life and in support and awareness of those who struggle with their mental health. Over
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Inspiration is Everywhere

Inspiration everywhere! Its only a few days now before I set off on my mammoth journey which is only possible because of the many gamekeepers and their families who have offered support – a vehicle, a route, and much more including precious time
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Spring has Spring

Spring has SprungThroughout the UK we are experiencing dry warmer conditions which is welcomed after a succession of storms in the winter period. I heard the first chiffchaff yesterday, curlews are calling and skylarks are singing on high. Banks of
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GWT 30th Anniversary in the Year of the Gamekeeper 2022

2022 – A year of celebration Happy New Year to everyone! It may seem incongruous and even insensitive to highlight 2022 as a year of celebration but my goodness we all need some optimism and tangible positives to look forward to after the past two
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December 1st

Helens Blog Winter is definitely here at last, for lowland shoots welcomed, bringing wandering birds in and filling the woods. For others, some trepidation as costs of heating soar and worries over managing rising prices over-ride anything else on
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September Thoughts from Keepers Cottage

We are already well into the season for many – deer, grouse and now partridge and we hope you are all coping with continued safety measures and all the myriad of challenges from inside and outside the job! The GWCT Scone Game Fair and the South
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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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