Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th August - Paws in the Park Summer Fair

A small group of volunteers run the Dogstable Course (agility with a difference) raising much needed funds for Wimbledon Greyhound Welfare (Hersham Hounds) at various venues throughout the year.

This year Paws In The Park have added a new venue which is Stanstead Park in Havant Hampshire. Being a bit further afield they are in desperate need of volunteers to help them run the Dogstable event over the course of the two days. These events always bring in much needed funds for the homeless hounds but this one just cannot be run without more help.

It's a fabulous fun day out for both humans and your hounds, so if you think you could come along and make a day of it to include helping out on the Dogstable event for a couple of hours then please let us know. You will be made very welcome and your help as always will be very much appreciated.

Please either comment below letting us know which day you can make or phone Dave Hall on 07764 834519.


Other Events

Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th August - The Chertsey Show

Saturday 10th September - Reach the Beach

Sunday 25th September - WGW End of Season Party at the kennels


Meet Jackie

We have already welcomed the first of the greyhounds from trainer’s kennels which have been affected by the current situation with Wimbledon Greyhound Stadium. If you’re visiting us, do say “hello” to them or, even better, offer them a home!

Jackie is an eight-year-old girl who was left in the care of her trainer once she retired from racing and her syndicate of owners fell apart.

With no one to account for her wellbeing, her trainer has kept her safe and cared for her until we offered her place with us.

Jackie has settled in well but can be slightly reserved when she first meets someone new.



Best friends, Laura Markham and Olivia Hantow, raised a grand total of £60.20 for 'Wimbledon Greyhound Welfare' (the Hersham Hounds) with their own initiative of setting up an orange juice stall.

Their kind donation was made in memory of Laura's beloved greyhound, Chinny who sadly, passed away recently.

Although much missed by all her family and friends, Laura and Olivia wanted to do something special for us in honour of this very special lady.

Thank you both for all your hard work and for helping Chinny's memory live on in all our hearts.

Pictured are Laura and Olivia with their stall information they put together themselves, with WGW's 10 year old homeless hounds, Dee-Dee and Coco, looking on.


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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.

More details here.




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

Opening Times are from 11am to 2pm each day

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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.

Other ways to Help

Other ways to donate


Shop online @ EasyFundRaising 

(Read the WGW guide to EasyFundRaising).


Bring your old mobile phones and ink cartridges to the kennels for recycling to raise funds for WGW

More Ways to Donate


Text WOOF04 £10 to 70070


Donate Online at JustGiving

eBay - WGW Guide to raising funds via eBay 

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