The 100 Club

One of the many benefits of being a Hawk Conservancy Trust member is that you can join the 100 Club. This gives you the opportunity to have ‘a little flutter’ whilst supporting The Trust’s vital conservation work.

Members of the 100 Club buy shares (at only £5 per month) which are put into a monthly prize draw (with an extra draw in November as a Christmas special). Each month, three winners are drawn to receive £100, £50 or £25, respectively. That’s 39 chances every year per share to win a prize.

Payment can be made by cheque or Standing Order, either monthly, quarterly, half-yearly or annually, and members can hold as many shares as they wish.

A message from Thelma and John

As most of you will know, John and I have recently handed over running of the 100 Club to Pauline and James Rafferty.  After 18 years of holding the reins, we spent a bitter sweet evening on Saturday 11th June at the Hawk Conservancy Members’ Evening, when Pauline and James took over the microphone, the display table, and recruited a number of new 100 Club Members.  However, it did mean that we could relax, socialise and actually attend all of the presentations, something we haven’t done for a long time.

Penny presented us with a beautiful gift of Dartington Crystal etched with the head of a Secretary Bird, as we sponsored Madeleine for 25 years.  As none of you will have had a chance to admire it, we attach a photograph of it taken by our daughter Madeleine!

Thank you for all your support over the years, and we wish Pauline and James the very best for the future.

Thelma and John.

A message from Pauline and James

We are very excited to receive the ‘100 Club’ baton from Thelma and John who have done a brilliant job of running the club for such a long time. We look forward to meeting many of our members at future events and of course welcoming new members to the 100 Club as we continue to raise funds for the Hawk Conservancy Trust.

For those who are not aware, each year we have a number of activities to manage the 100 Club.

At the beginning of the year, we meet with Penny Smout and Andy Hinton to hear about their exciting plans for the park for the given year. Between us we agree which projects the 100 Club can support during the year, depending on their needs and the funds the 100 Club have available.

Monthly, we perform the draw and post the winners’ numbers and the updated 100 Club finances on this webpage and outside the shop. The cheques are posted to the lucky winners.

We have an annual 100 Club night exclusively for 100 Club members where the Hawk Conservancy Team put on a special evening.

We always look forward to welcoming new members to the 100 Club and we promote the 100 Club at the Trust members’ night.

For more information, please contact us via trustmembers100club@outlook.com

Pauline and James Rafferty

Winning numbers in 2022

Month £100 £50 £25
January 192 210 140
February 225 34 13
March 12 142 33
April 236 173 129
May 207 229 129
June 91 95 54
July 237 268 88
August 94 250 112

Income and Expenditure

(up to 29 August 2022)

Shares 273
Members 209
Prize Money £62,390
Donations to the Hawk Conservancy Trust £165,672
Money in the bank for our next project £18,854

Download a copy of the full breakdown of income and expenditure since the 100 Club’s inception in 1994 (up to Friday 31 December 2021).

Some of the recent projects that the 100 Club has funded are listed below.

Donated towards Raptor Nest Box Project for materials and equipment

Cost = £1,000

Donated in 2021

Donated to pay for the substrate in six large, state-of-the-art aviaries

Cost = £5,000

Donated in 2020

Donated towards construction of new feed room

Cost = £4,000

Donated in 2019

Upcoming Projects

The 100 Club is planning to donate to a number of projects in 2022 when the Trust is ready. The current plan is to contribute to an outdoor classroom, construction of towers in the flying grounds and drainage work at the Discovery Barn. Final donations and projects will be agreed nearer the time. In the meantime, we will continue to save funds so that the Trust have a usable amount at their disposal when needed.


Did you know?
Red Kites were highly valued during the Middle Ages as scavengers which helped clear London’s streets of carrion and waste. They were even granted protection by royal decree.
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