Newton Rigg College Gamekeeping Staff and Students raised over £640 for the Gamekeepers Welfare Trust with a head shave to raise money for Mental Health Awareness.
The Gamekeepers’ Welfare Trust exists to support gamekeepers, stalkers and ghillies, and their dependants past and present.
Students are very much aware of the importance of mental health and wellbeing in a career that can be quite isolating as well as rewarding. With great industry links, students have seen first-hand the difference that the support of welfare organisations makes.
The students are all studying Land and Wildlife, Countryside and Game with a real focus on conservation and environment management. Their practical experience on the college’s own grouse moor, guided by industry expert staff, ensures they are fully trained, prepared and experienced to pursue a career in this important sector.
Supporting the trust at the start of their career journey is an integral part of their professional development.