Sunday 30th October - 11am -  Halloween Coffee and Cake morning at the kennels. 

Do come along and join us, and of course if any of you are able to make/bake for this event we'd be really grateful. Thank you.


Monday 31st October 2016 - Fright Night At The Movies

From 7pm - Special Charity Evening in aid of WGW at Hersham Community Centre (opposite Piglets Nursery) Burhill Road, Hersham KT12 4BJ

Be prepared to be scared. Come and join us to watch Young Frankenstein - a film guaranteed to thrill! Book your seat now. With fish and chip supper or Vegie burger and chips, £12 or £8 for the film only. Hot drinks available and there is a licensed bar for those of you who enjoy something stronger.

I've no doubt that sometime between now and the event we'll organise a raffle on the evening as well - so bring some change with you.

All welcome to join us and remember every penny raised from this event goes towards caring for our greyhounds. Our thanks to The Hersham Community Centre for offering their help and the use of their facilities.

Contact the kennels on 01932 224918 to make your booking or email Denise at


Roy - Two week fostering holiday

What can we say about Roy who has been staying with us for a whole two weeks. He is fantastic, from a very nervous baby who had been sick on the way down, he has blossomed into a more confident 3 year old dog. His cheeky, mischievous nature is still there, trying to eat his way into the goldfish tank, taking our washing but unfortunately he is not trained enough to put it in the washing machine! He loves his squeaky toys and will retrieve it at least once.

Sleeping – First night everything was new and did not settle after that he has gone to bed and slept through the night with no mess. Feeding – He has gradually improved with his feeding, he enjoyed his tinned food, biscuits, mince and chicken. He has had a chew and pigs ear everyday. He did not steal any food from our other dog, in fact they shared nicely. When told to go away while we were eating he did so.

Walking/Socialising - Considering his lack of knowledge of the outside heard. He became aware of his surroundings and the dogs he met and soon settled into a two walk a day routine. He has been to the beach, to the woods and park, he has been to the village and on MOD land. We have extended his walks under his and Penny’s guidance, his walk on the last Friday was an hour and his legs has improved day by day and he has had no problems with it at all. He has behaved well when other dogs have approached him either on a lead or off. He loves going out and about, go anywhere near the front door and he appears. We had visitors who brought two pugs to stay for two nights and after he had realised that they would be staying he calmed down and we removed his muzzle for a trial period. The only problems we faced was when the male pug faced up to him, Roy showed no malice at all and they had their version of the ‘Great British Bark Off’ .

Around the House – Roy has been left for up to four hours with our other dog with no problems. He knows how to go up and down stairs and the first time we found him lying on our bed and he was told that was not the thing to do. After another couple of times up and down the stairs he lost interest. We had a stairgate when we went out and at night. He was very interested in anything that made a noise, he loved the microwave and would sit by it waiting for it to make a noise.

He watched telly and looked behind it to see if the people were there. Sometimes he would disappear into another room to be on his own. He played around the garden with our other dog, but caused no damage whatsoever. He did not go on the sofas at all during his visit, he was quite happy with his comfy bed and blanket on the floor.

General – When we got Roy he did not respond readily to his name. After two weeks of constantly calling his name he now responds and bounds up to you. During a walk if he stops for whatever reason he understands the command ‘Roy, walk on’ and readily obliges. As any child he needs to know his boundaries, some of which he has learnt already.

Conclusion – In our opinion Roy would make a lovable pet, preferably with a calm female. He is still very young and learning but we feel with a bit of patience and training he will become a lovely addition to anybody’s family.


Sunday 4th December - Wimbledon Greyhound Welfare Charity Ball

On Sunday 4th December 2016 the Wimbledon Greyhound Welfare Charity Ball will take place at the Holiday Inn Kingston South, 4* luxury in Surbiton, Surrey.  The party is being held to publicise the work of WGW and to raise money for the 80 retired racing greyhounds currently in our care.  You and 200 guests will celebrate our 21st Birthday with an evening of extraordinary entertainment, music, great food and fantastic company. Tables and individual seats are available so you can invite guests, enjoy your staff party, or come with friends and Family. 

Since 2012, this event has entertained 600 guests and raised £50,000.00 which has contributed to the care of 300 greyhounds who have passed through our doors since then. Be part of the biggest social event in the Greyhound Welfare Calendar.

The WGW 21st Birthday Ball promises to be a night to remember with a winning performance from National Hunt Jockey Colin Brown as our Guest Auctioneer, after dinner entertainment by One4luck Casino and Beat It Disco will be raising the dancefloor into the night.  Our opening game of Red and Black will see guests compete for a £200 Shopping voucher and one lucky guest will be heading off to Disneyland with the winning raffle ticket.  Dinner will conclude with a live Auction, which in 2014 raised £8000 alone.  If you prefer to bid in secret, don’t fear, a silent auction will run alongside the night.

Once you’ve collected your prizes, you can either try your luck on the casino tables or hit the dance floor to celebrate this wonderful evening and the work of WGW.   

For more information please contact Dawn O'Brien on 07730 547701 or at

Tickets are on sale until 31st October only.


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Please consider using Gift Aid when donating. 

This means that for every £1 you donate, we can reclaim an additional 25p from HMRC.

Please send you Gift Aid forms to the kennels:

Burhill Kennels, Turners Lane,
Hersham, Surrey. KT12 4AW.

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 Burhill Kennels, Turners Lane, Hersham, Surrey. KT12 4AW. Tel: 01932 224 918

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Wimbledon Greyhound Welfare is an independent charity devoted to caring for retired racing greyhounds and finding them homes. We are self-funding and rely on the kindness and generosity of our supporters and the general public.

We care for approximately 80 greyhounds at our kennels in Hersham, and the majority of these are gifted into us by their owners or trainers once their racing days are over so that they have the opportunity to experience life as a family pet.

We actively promote the fact that greyhounds make wonderful pets and adapt to life after racing very well. Enjoy your trip round our website but better still come to our kennels and meet the stars of this particular show.



 Please consider using Gift Aid when donating.

Wimbledon Greyhound Welfare, being a charity in its own right, is now able to claim Gift Aid on all donations.

This means that for every £1 you donate, we can reclaim an additional 25p from HMRC.

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