Kings Game Cover and Conservation Crops has confirmed that it is to support the Gamekeepers' Welfare Trust again in 2011 by donating £1.00 for every acre pack of Wildlife Winter Holding Cover seed that is sold. Kings began supporting the Trust in this way during 2010 and the promotion has been well received by Kings' customers and the wider gamekeeping community.
Richard Barnes, Manager for Kings says: 'We initially chose to help the Trust just over a year ago because it's an organisation that exists to benefit people across our industry, offering financial help and advice when it's needed most. We managed to raise over £1,400 for the Trust. We've recently carried out a telephone survey of our customers and one of the questions that we asked was what they thought about the support we give to the Trust; feedback was extremely positive. The Wildlife Winter Holding Cover is a popular product and we're looking forward to raising a significant amount of money again in 2011. We know it's all put to very good use by the Trust.'
Helen Benson speaking for the Gamekeepers' Welfare Trust says: 'Kings is known for its support of the gamekeeping community and we are thrilled and privileged that in 2011 they have chosen to support us again. Every pound makes an important contribution to assisting gamekeepers and their families and we thank those who, through their purchase of Wildlife Winter Holding Cover, enable this work to continue.'
The Gamekeepers' Welfare Trust was formed to offer financial assistance to keepers in need. The Trust can assist keepers themselves, a member of their family, or those who have retired from the profession. The Trust provides a helpline and follow-up assistance to help keepers and their families tackle problems they may face, including redundancy, retirement, housing and other issues which may impact adversely on their lives. Providing the most appropriate assistance with a sympathetic, practical approach, for as long as needed is a key part of the service and it's all fully confidential.
The Trust provides financial assistance for home adaptations, transport for disabled people, direct grants for heating costs and top up fees for residential homes. A job register is kept for gamekeepers and students which provides information and guidance, as well as matching those seeking a position to employers.
For further details see www.kingscrops.co.uk or call Kings on 0800 587 9797.