The Ely & District Wildfowlers’ Association has received a £25,000 loan from the Wildlife Habitat Trust (WHT). The loan is being used by the club to purchase 5.03 acres of land at Fen Drayton in Cambridgeshire.
David Wilcox, treasurer for Ely & District Wildfowlers, said: “What a thoroughly painless and efficient process the application process was and the club are most grateful for the help of Paul Williamson, BASC’s rural land development manager, in guiding us and to the WHT trustees in reviewing the application so quickly. This will be our third land purchase using finance from the WHT.”
Tim Russell, secretary of the WHT, said: “The WHT aims to help wildfowling clubs buy land. When a club comes back for a third loan it shows how important land ownership is and how well the WHT works for wildfowlers.”
Each year the WHT commissions a unique new piece of wildlife art from a recognised artist. This is also available in the form of a stamp sold at £5. Buying this helps to contribute to WHT funds. This year’s stamp will be launched on the BASC stand at the CLA game fair, Ragley Hall, Alcester, Warwickshire, on Friday 23rd July at 11.30am.
The trustees welcome any further applications via www.wht.org.uk or by calling 01244 573024