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An Incredible Year. An Incredible Charity.

This shoot season we are supporting the truly inspirational Lingen Davies Cancer Fund with our charitable causes and donations. Read about the incredible work they carry out and why it is a charity very close to the heart here at Bettws Hall.


Founded in 1979 by Bernard Lingen and then Mayor of Shrewsbury, Frank Davies, the charity's mission was to improve treatment and care of those affected by cancer. Just 9 years later, in 1988, Bettws Hall was born and, since then, the two entities have raised both an incredible amount of awareness and funds for truly worthy causes. It is somewhat special that on the cusp of the most important season, and year, for us all, the Lingen Davies Cancer Fund was the immediate choice for our Charity of the Season at Bettws Hall, something that is very close to our heart.

Charity and the Shooting community have always gone hand-in-hand with great sums raised each season by estates throughout the country. A generous and supportive attitude tends to come with the sport. Since the very first shoot season back in 1988, Bettws Hall shooting guests have raised in excess of £120k for many charities including the Welsh Air Ambulance, NHS Charities Together and, for this season, The Lingen Davies Charity Fund.

As the family-run company grew, so did the amount of guns taking part in the vertiginous shooting that the Evans family were so masterfully orchestrating throughout Mid-Wales and Shropshire. Invariably, the charitable donations each season grew likewise with a wealth of charities, local communities and causes supported season-after-season.

The Lingen Davies centre is located on the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital grounds and acts as the hub for cancer treatments, support, education and, crucially, fundraising. Often, patients will be scheduled to visit the Centre for various treatments for life, becoming part of a timely routine. Having such facilities located in Shropshire allows for a large catchment area in rural areas, such a Bettws, allowing residents to receive essential treatment in a relatively local location.

Since its inception, some 75,000 patients have had their cancer treatment and care improved through the impact of the Lingen Davies Cancer Fund, which estimates to have contributed around £18million to services in the local area.

It goes without saying that on the dawn of the biggest and most important shoot season for all of us, there was no deliberation in choosing the Lingen Davies Charity Fund as our charity to support, not just in the shooting season but also year-round with various events and fund raising being held, including the launch of our very special White Pheasant by Charles Roland Evans raffle.

This spectacular 32'' x 12'' canvas painting of the elusive White Pheasant has been generously donated by local artist Charles Roland Evans, who's work can be found in our Gun & Sporting Room.

Tickets to win this simply stunning piece of Art are £10 per entry and are available over the phone (+44 (0) 1686 650628) or in our Gun room. The draw will take place on Saturday 18th December 2021.

Draw Terms & Conditions

  1. The prize is 1 x White Pheasant canvas print by artist Charles Roland Evans. No cash alternative and non-transferrable.

  2. Tickets cost £10 each. No maximum amount per entrant.

  3. Tickets must be purchased either over the phone on 01686 650628 or in our Gun & Sporting Room, Bettws Hall, Bettws, Newtown, SY16 3DS.

  4. Open to UK and non-UK residents.

  5. Prize includes postage to one UK address. Postage to international addresses will be at the cost of the winner.

  6. Draw will take place on 18th December 2021 via random number generator.

  7. For further information please contact Marc on +44 (0) 1686 650628 or email

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