Atlantic Salmon Trust 50th Anniversary Gala

50th Anniversary Gala Dinner & Symposium

The AST 50th Anniversary Symposium and Gala Dinner took place on Thursday 25th May, attended by AST Patron HRH The Prince of Wales and His Majesty King Harald V of Norway.

Click here to read speech by HRH The Prince of Wales at the 50th Anniversary Gala Dinner.

The fundraising auction held during the gala dinner generated more than £300,000 to help pay for research. Read more about the Study to reveal cause of dwindling salmon numbersA further £125,000 was raised in pledges by new members of the AST Presidents Club.

If you’d like to read more about the work of the Trust and see the great selection of lots that were donated for the auction you can browse the catalogue: here.

Thank you to our donors for the 100 fantastic lots that we auctioned in the online/silent auction and live auction.

Thank you to those that took part in the auction at the event and from their homes. Nearly 500 guests attended the event at Syon Park House in London on a perfect summers day!

Thank you to the Duke of Northumberland, Earl Percy and the teams at Syon Park House for allowing to us to use the house for our 50th Anniversary Celebrations.

Thank you to our Fundraising Committee, especially Chair Peter Landale, and Roly Peto of Fulling Mill.

Thank you to our sponsors: Hare, Roxtons, Gillespie MacAndrew and Saffrey Champness.

Thank you to Rhubarb catering and Tower Productions, and everyone else that helped us!

The original of the picture featured on the header of this page was donated to the auction by talented Pheasant Feather Art artist Clare Brownlow. If you would like a print of this picture please contact Clare Brownlow Pheasant Feather Art. A percentage of the proceeds from sales of the salmon print will go towards AST research.