WWA win the Prestigious Bronze 2012 Purdey Award!
At last nights nerve racking ceremony in the Long Room at Purdey & Sons, London, the WWA won the highly prestigious 2012 Bronze Purdey Award and a cheque for £2,000. Both Chairman Mark Shaw and Secretary Andy Stott were invited onto the stage by Lord Douro and Richard Purdey to proudly receive the prize from Jonathan Young (editor of The Field) on behalf on the Westmorland Wildfowlers Association. We thank the Judges who visited us in September (Mike Barnes (editor Fieldsports magazine), The Duchess of Devonshire, Professor Caroline Tisdall (former director of the Countryside Alliance and a well known advocate for all types of fieldsports), David Clark (HM The Queens headkeeper Sandringham) and Charles Nodder (political and PR consultant specialising in rural affairs, NGO) for recognizing our conservation efforts on the River Kent estuary.
Lord Douro said "The Association was being recognised for its success in encouraging and training younger members, as well as for promoting and practising exemplary shooting and conservation policies".
It's yet another historic and incredible achievement for the 'Wildfowlers of Westmorland'!
See 'News' & 'Gallery' at top of page, to see more photos of the Purdey Awards 2012.
Publicity articles:- Fieldsports Magazine Winter edition, Sporting Gun, Shooting Times, Shooting Gazette, The Field, BASC's Wildfowling News (Shooting & Conservation magazine), The Countryside Alliances website, Field and Rural Life magazine, Country Life, Westmorland Gazette.