The VWH Farmers and Supporters Club works to support the activities of the hunt and relationships with farmers and foot followers. The committee are energetic fund-raisers and work to raise money for various equipment and projects needed to run the Hunt Kennels.

The FSC therefore holds a variety of events throughout the year and has merchandise for sale. Volunteers from the FSC also raise money at meets through the Whisky Draw and also for good causes such as the Earl Hague Poppy Appeal.

Gavin MacEchern, Chairman of the VWH hands the keys of the new Fallen Stock Vehicle to Chris.

The vehicle was donated by the Farmers and Supporters Club.

The 2017 FSC donation to the hunt is a new Fallen Stock Collection vehicle (the Knacker van). A Knacker vehicle may not sound a very exciting piece of equipment, but it is in fact absolutely vital to the effective running of the Hunt and the work of our Kennelman, Chris Bolland. It is utilized for picking up of fallen stock from our farmers. This ensures we can provide and excellent servie to our farmers by removing fallen stock more cheaply and efficiently than any other collections service and secondly, the fallen stock provides most of the feed for the hounds. This vehicle replaces the one that has been in use since 2010 and which was also purchased by the FSC. It has been well looked after and therefore has a resale value. Oli Avery maintains the vehicles and sourced the new one. He and Gordon Smith have refurbished and transferred the aluminium container to the new vehicle.

The Committee

President: Mrs A T G Wilkins
Vice President: Mr M R Hill MFH
Chairman: Mr D R Drewett
Treasurer: Mrs Liza Mander
Hon. Secretary: Miss F Smallman
Membership Secretary: Mr A Whitaker
Club Merchandise: Mrs S Ash
Newsletter Editor: Mrs V Drewett
Committee Members:Mr K Brewer,  Mrs S Howe, Mrs P Smallman, Ms J Hancox & Mr R Musker

Chairman’s Message

Welcome to the Farmers and Supporters Club. I would like to thank Oriel Mayne for all her dedication, work and support over the years. I would also like to welcome the new entry to the Committee – Fleur Smallman as Secretary and Alex Whittaker as Membership Secretary. Alex will also be updating our page on the new website. Their ideas and enthusiasm need to be rewarded by your support. Also a big thank you to Peter Brian for all his hard work as Treasurer.

Happy Hunting and Farming.


Chairman of the VWH Farmers & Supporters Club

President’s Message

Many people have commented on how useful and helpful they find the Yearbook. If there is anything that you think we have missed or would be helfpul to others please let us know. Our grateful thanks to Oriel for always being there, helping with all our fundraising activites. Pat Steward has moved to new hunting country and we wish her well and thank her for all the help she has given the VWH.

Wishing you all a good season.

President of the VWH Hunt Farmers & Supporters Club

Chairman's Message

As always our thanks go to all our followers who do so much to make the VWH the friendly hunt it is and for the tireless work done by so many running great fundraising events . Sadly this spring and summer most events will have to be cancelled or postponed due to the current lockdown but do please check this website regularly which will be kept up-to-date with news and events when possible. Of course we very much hope that all will be easier by the autumn and we look forward to another good season.

Gavin MacEchern
Chairman of the VWH Hunt

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