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Aintree Countryside Raceday was a great family day out

| Fundraising, Hunting, Press Release, Uncategorised

Families, country sports enthusiasts and racing fans from across the country converged on Aintree racecourse on Sunday (23 October) for the Countryside Alliance Family Raceday. The fun started with a hard-fought charity race in aid of Countryside Alliance Foundation. Nine riders representing hunts raced over a mile and a half of the hallowed Aintree turf on horses loaned from…

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More than £200,000 raised for Countryside Alliance by London Wine Auction Dinner

| Events and Competitions, Foundation, Fundraising, Uncategorised

The Countryside Alliance held the 21st London Wine Auction Dinner on Tuesday 4 October in The Raphael Gallery at the Victoria and Albert Museum.   Billed as London’s largest dinner party; it did not disappoint. More than £200,000 was raised for the Countryside Alliance through an auction, sponsored by Roxtons Field Sports.    The dinner was chaired by…

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Apply now for Coniston CfR retreat

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Applications are now being accepted for 2017’s Casting for Recovery retreat to be held at the Coniston Hotel Country Estate and Spa nr Skipton in North Yorkshire from 7-9 April 2017 – apply here. The retreat is open to any lady who has, or has had, breast cancer, and will include all medical support, counselling and…

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Working hard to improve firearms legislation

| Consultation and Lobbying, Countryside Alliance Wales, Devolved Regions, Latest News, Press Release, Shooting, Shooting and Conservation, Uncategorised

Improvements to firearms licensing that the Countryside Alliance called for back in March 2016 have now been tabled as Government amendments to the Policing and Crime Bill. The British Shooting Sports Council has welcomed the proposal to extend to the life of a certificate if a renewal has been submitted in a timely fashion and…

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Sir Barney White-Spunner discusses lead shot in Shooting Times

| Latest News, Shooting, Shooting and Conservation, Uncategorised

Former Countryside Alliance Executive Chairman, Sir Barney White-Spunner, has written in the latest Shooting Times (27th July) magazine his thoughts on the recent decision by Defra to reject the LAG report. The article which can be read below follows the Countryside Alliance long-term policy and we thank Shooting Times and Sir Barney for allowing us…

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Success for Alliance team in the RideLondon cycle rides

| Campaigns, Casting for Recovery UK & Ireland, Falconry for Schools, Fishing for Schools, Foundation, Fundraising, Press Release, Uncategorised

There was triumph for the Countryside Alliance Foundation (TCAF) team on Sunday, with all members successfully completing the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 and 46 mile courses. The team has now raised more than £5,500 for TCAF charities Fishing 4 Schools, Casting for Recovery and Falconry for Schools, with donations still coming in. Despite long delays and…

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Endangered birds a highlight of ramblers’ visit to Ilkley Moor shoot

| Communities and Business, Latest News, Press Release, Shooting and Conservation, Uncategorised

A group of 16 ramblers from the Bradford area got a behind the scenes look at the workings and wildlife of a grouse moor when they walked Ilkley Moor with head gamekeeper Simon Nelson.  The Bradford CHA Rambling and Social Club saw a red kite, a number of endangered curlew, skylarks and, of course, grouse…

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Win tickets to BBC Countryfile Live 2016

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Over four extraordinary days, Thursday 4 – Sunday 7 August, BBC Countryfile Live will showcase the best of the British Countryside within the spectacular grounds of Oxfordshire’s historic Blenheim Palace. This exciting new event brings Countryfile, the BBC’s flagship factual TV programme, to the live arena allowing you to explore every aspect of our countryside….

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The importance of Grouse Moor management highlighted by new brochure

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The Countryside Alliance’s new brochure titled ‘The value of grouse moor management’ has been produced to help publicise the importance of heather moorland that is managed for grouse shooting. This is a habitat of international importance, and it is thanks to its management for grouse shooting that this unique landscape has been conserved, where elsewhere…

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