Student gamekeepers are now able to raise funds for charity, as well as build organisation and team-working skills, thanks to the launch of the Gamekeeping Students Fundraising Project.
Set up and structured by the Gamekeepers’ Welfare Trust, the criteria for students wishing to get involved are:
- That they must be currently be undertaking a gamekeeping or countryside management course
- Form an initial group of not less than six people
With regards to the fundraising, the student group can consider and idea that is legal and reasonable, and will be given a starter fund of £100 to get set up that they have to turn into as much as possible.
Groups can still undertake the project any time before the end of May, and to be sent the startup funds all the group has to do is register their interest. The final figures raised have to be in by the end of June, for a presentation at the CLA Game Fair or GWCT Game Fair Scone as appropriate. The winning group – that is, the group that has made the best fundraising return on their initial £1000 – will be given a week’s experience on a shoot abroad (reasonable expenses included).
The Gamekeepers’ Welfare Trust will:
- Provide a mentor who will liaise with college, provide support and encouragement including a template structure of the project chosen
- Provide a cash starter fund of £100 with each fundraiser pack
It’s a great opportunity to work in a group to gain business and project skills, network within the industry, and help out the Gamekeepers’ Welfare Trust.
If you are interested in setting up a fundraiser group, contact the GWT on email@example.com or 01677 470180.