Join us at the House of Lords for the CountryClubuk Champagne Charity Reception in aid of the Atlantic Salmon Trust’s mission to restore wild Atlantic Salmon, now classified as an endangered species in the UK: the date is Tuesday, October 15, 2024


Join us at the House of Lords for the CountryClubuk Champagne Charity Reception on the new date: Tuesday, October 15, 2024.

The calling of a snap General Election and the resulting Dissolution of Parliament have caused the postponement. It means that a new Government will be in place to hear our charity, the Atlantic Salmon Trust, put their case to Parliament on how to save wild Atlantic salmon—recently reclassified as an endangered species in the UK—as well as their wider environment

We much hope the new date means that more of our Members can be there among our guests, who already include Members of both Houses of Parliament and all Parties

The charity to benefit is the Atlantic Salmon Trust, which is at the forefront of scientific work that has recently led the King Charles III Charitable Fund to give significant support. The battle to save the wild Atlantic salmon is ongoing, yet now there is new urgency due to the parlous state of the wild fish. The species is now in crisis. The population in Britain has recently been reclassified as endangered.
The goal now is to put the urgent case for action to save wild Atlantic salmon—and the wider river and ocean environment—to the new Government, MPs and Lords, who are among our guests.
We much hope our Members will enjoy this high-profile event among the Lords, MPs and scientists in the historic splendour of the House of Lords, while supporting this mission to save our wild species.
The Lord Mancroft will host the Reception in the Cholmondeley Room and on The Terrace at the House of Lords, overlooking the River Thames—an apposite venue in which to discuss the restoration of wild salmon to UK rivers. Lord Mancroft will welcome our guests. The Atlantic Salmon Trust will reveal their latest developments and findings, together with news of factors they term ‘the likely suspects’—and Francis Fulford, Devon landowner, journalist, columnist, author and TV personality, whose forebear Sir Francis Fulford was an English politician who sat in the House of Commons in 1625, will also speak.

At the Reception, Champagne will be served on arrival, followed by hot and cold canapés served with House of Lords wines and soft drinks. There will be opportunity to meet the dignitaries and fellow Club members. Numbers are of course limited to the size of the venue, but the aim is to have a capacity crowd and Members and Trust supporters are welcome to invite their own personal guests to attend and add their support. Tickets are £139 per head and the proceeds will go to the charity.

The date is Tuesday, October 15, 2024. The timing is 6.30pm (arrival requested at 6.15pm) to 8.30pm. The dress code is smart (lounge suits for the men and equivalent attire for the ladies).

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