Diners raise hundreds of pounds for Gamekeepers? Welfare Trust

More than 120 guests, who attended BASC’s end of season dinner dance at an Oxfordshire hotel, raised almost a thousand pounds for the Gamekeepers’ Welfare Trust.

Guests, who came from across the south east region, enjoyed a three course game dinner which used locally sourced venison and pheasant, in the Spread Eagle Hotel in Thame.

During the evening a raffle and auction took place, with prizes being donated by a number of businesses including Sportfish, the Spread Eagle Hotel, West London Shooting School, the Royal Berkshire Shooting Ground, the Oxford Gun Company, Farols, and the Ditchley Estate.

BASC South East’s regional officer, Jenni Thompson, said: “The dinner dance raised £900 for the Gamekeepers’ Welfare Trust which is a great achievement and will be very valuable to the trust in this period of economic difficulty.”

NOTES TO EDITORS

• The Gamekeepers’ Welfare Trust aims to provide relief to gamekeepers and person of like occupation (and their spouses) in old age or where economic circumstances give rise to such a need – perhaps through accident or illness – whilst also advancing funds to young persons for educational purposes who wish to make their living by the pursuit of gamekeeping as a profession. For more information or to make a donation visit www.thegamekeeperswelfaretrust.com.

• Photos of the event are available, for more information please contact the BASC press office on 01244 573031

• Guests can view photos of the event through www.kevinmilnercountryside.co.uk and photographs will also shortly be available to view on the south east regional pages of the BASC website www.basc.org.uk