The Holts ‘Charitable & Legacy’ Programme

Our Objectives

In recent times an increasing number of our clients have been asking about the proceeds of the sale of their guns going towards charitable causes. HOLTS, the country’s leading auctioneers of ‘Fine Modern and Antique Guns’, have been long-standing supporters of various charities that are close to our hearts.

We have now put a programme in place to facilitate our clients supporting the three charities below. We will not charge any seller’s premium on donated items (unless by prior agreement where a gun is unsaleable without repairs being carried out,when the cost will be taken from the hammer price)

HOLTS have for many years handled the collection and sale of guns, accessories and related items in a discreet and sensitive way.

If you would like one of these charities to benefit from any items that are now surplus to requirements, please use the contact form below. For more information or to discuss a legacy please do get in touch with David Thurgood on 01297 306 123 or email

The Beneficiaries

Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust

The Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust has been undertaking the research that shapes our countryside for almost 90 years. Working closely with land managers, conservationists, farmers and the fieldsports community, its team of over 60 scientists provide answers to the difficult questions and use those to inform wider policy and practice.


Gamekeepers Welfare Trust

“Being there for gamekeepers, stalkers and ghillies". The Gamekeepers Welfare Trust exists to support gamekeepers, their families, past present and future through grant aid and assistance alongside Jamie’s Helpline: 0300 1233088 which is confidential and open 24/7 to listen, provide information and support at any time and for as long as required.

Gamekeepers Welfare Trust

The Gurkha Welfare Trust

The Gurkha Welfare Trust provides vital support to Gurkha veterans, their families and communities in Nepal. We enable people to live with dignity by delivering essential financial and medical aid and work with local communities to provide access to clean water and education.

The Gurkhas