September’s gamekeeper of the month is Michael Walton. Michael is head ‘keeper at Catton Park Estate.
What is Year of the Gamekeeper?
2020 is the Year of the Gamekeeper. The aim of the campaign is to raise awareness of gamekeepers; what they do, how they support UK agriculture and the role they play in conservation.
Led by the Gamekeepers Welfare Trust (GWT), BASC will be attempting to fundraise £220,000 by the end of 2020. This funding provides support to gamekeepers, stalkers, ghillies and their families in times of hardship, ill health and retirement.
Each month BASC will profiling a UK gamekeeper and their story.
Being held in support of 2020 Year of the Gamekeeper – a fundraising initiative for the Gamekeepers’ Welfare Trust.
The Gamekeepers’ Welfare Trust “ladies pack”
The Gamekeepers’ Welfare Trust has launched a free “ladies packs” designed for the partners of gamekeepers.
This pack aims to support those who work independently to support gamekeepers; looking after children and upholding many jobs during the shooting season or stalking season.
In some instances, gamekeeper families will regularly have to relocate while still supporting their partners in a stressful environment with long hours and often few holidays.
The packs contain support and information on physical and mental health, and where to find help when required on a variety of issues which can affect both the keeper, partner and family.
The packs are free and can be ordered online here www.thegamekeeperswelfaretrust.com.
For more information, you can contact GWT on firstname.lastname@example.org or 01677 470180.
Background image by Nick Ridley