GWCT Hip Flask Challenge 2018 – CANCELLED
We are pleased to host the Hip Flask Challenge this year for the Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT) on Saturday 3rd March from 7.30pm, at Linnell Countrywear, Silverstone, NN12 8FS. Please note that there has been a recent change of date from the 24th February to the 3rd March.
This has always been an excellent evening organised by the Northamptonshire committee of the GWCT, with a variety of different home-made local gins entered into the challenge and an opportunity to taste and rate your favourite. There is also a free bar with beer from Towcester Mill Brewery, fizz, wine and canapés by Annie’s Pantry. This year the event has have been generously sponsored by Brown & Co and Arnold Thomson.
To enter a bottle, please contact Fiona, either by email or phone 07733480112 or simply, drop it off here, at Linnell Countrywear, prior to the event. Please note that we do require the bottle before the evening as we will need to distribute the contents into hundreds of glasses, ready for the challenge. If you would like to enter a bottle, then we would ideally need between 50 – 100ml, so a normal bottle size. The winner of the competition will receive a Dubarry Hip Flask, RRP £49 and a bottle of the GWCT Sloe Gin.
Tickets can be bought here at Linnell Countrywear, through members of the Northants committee or through Fiona, firstname.lastname@example.org / 07733480112 with a BACS payment or with a cheque and the form below. Tickets are £20 each, with £10 entry to take part in the challenge. This additional £10 will also give you an automatic entry into our raffle with a chance to win a pair of Le Chameau boots, in a size and style of your choice.
If you are new to the GWCT, they are the leading UK charity in conservation science, working to enhance the British countryside for public benefit. For over 80 years they have been researching and developing game and wildlife management techniques, with the aim to use their research to provide training and advice on how best to improve the biodiversity of the countryside.
To quote The Field magazine in a recent article:
‘With uncertainty over the future of rural funding and an increasingly active group of campaigners looking to pursue their own personal agenda, robust evidence is an essential tool to both the public and policymakers. The GWCT is perfectly positioned to provide this.
In the recent debate over the fate of driven grouse shooting, virtually all the scientific evidence came from GWCT research. This is only made possible through the support of dedicated members and their passion for the countryside.’
So, an evening in aid of an exceptionally worthwhile cause and a huge amount of fun! The bar and canapés are included in the ticket price, so we recommend you book a taxi for your journey home! Please also visit the Northants GWCT Facebook page to register your interest in the event.