Gamekeepers Welfare Trust is Taking to the Road

Gamekeepers Welfare Trust is Taking to the Road

The Gamekeepers’ Welfare Trust (GWT) has planned a series of free roadshows across the UK specially designed for all those making a living in any of the  gamekeeping roles and their wives, husbands and partners.


Into the Future is a free GWT roadshow bringing workshops and discussions out to venues across the country. Topics are relevant and content has been developed to ensure it’s practical and applicable to real life situations. Participants can expect useful and engaging discussion on planning for the future, housing and accommodation, health and wellbeing, shotguns and firearms licensing, education and training, and resilience and communication.

Helen MJ Benson, CEO of the charity, says

“We’ve done a lot of consultation over recent years, with both those working in gamekeeping roles and their spouses and partners. That’s resulted in new opportunities for our beneficiaries, including free counselling and our Nurse Advice Clinic. We’ve always been mindful that working in a gamekeeping role is very much a lifestyle which is lived by everyone in the family, not just one person, and that’s why our varied offer has always been about the whole household rather than one person. It’s to the benefit of our countryside that we support families and relationships. For example, if things go wrong and break-ups occur, we sometimes lose good people from these jobs, as a lifestyle that works for a family may not work for separated parents trying to manage consistency for their children. So we’ve planned Into the Future to be for partners and spouses as much as it is for gamekeepers, stalkers, riverkeepers and ghillies.”


The roadshow will be across England, Scotland and Wales, with free refreshments (tea/coffee) and meals available:


21 March WILTSHIRE 10am - 4pm Bright Seeds, Fovant

2 April DUMFRIES & GALLOWAY 10am – 4pm Barony College, Dumfries

3 April SCOTTISH BORDERS 10am – 4pm Borders College, Galashiels

5 April NORTH YORKSHIRE 2.30 – 8.30pm Farmers Auction Mart, Thirsk

11 April DEVON 10am – 4pm Village Hall, Kentisbeare, Cullompton

17 April CUMBRIA 10am – 4pm Newton Rigg Ltd, Penrith

18 April NORTHUMBERLAND 10am – 4pm Hexham & Northern Marts, Hexham

24 April POWYS 10am – 4pm Welshpool Livestock Sales, Welshpool

25 April LEICESTERSHIRE 10am – 4pm Melton Mowbray Market, Melton Mowbray

30 April CAMBRIDGESHIRE 10am – 4pm Six Mile Bottom Shoot, Weston Colville

2 May HIGHLANDS 10am – 4pm Village Hall, Boat of Garten, Cairngorms

6 May PERTHSHIRE 10am – 4pm Red House Hotel, Coupar Angus


Into the Future is free to attend – book places by contacting the GWT on or WhatsApp 07749 896060.



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