Summer 2016 Newsletter

All the latest news from Wimbledon Greyhound Welfare - download it here.


Meet some of our new arrivals 

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!

Raven and Crystal

Raven and Crystal are nine-year-old sisters who spent their entire racing careers at Wimbledon before retiring three years ago.

These girls have been given a second chance with us at WGW.

Raven and Crystal were abandoned by their owner and left in the care of their trainer who has kept them safe and cared for them like they were his own.

These girls have settled in well with us at Hersham and look forward to exploring life outside of kennels.


Special Event = Wimbledon Tennis Meet and Greet - Week of 27th June to July 6th

Once again we have been invited to collect at Wimbledon, in the park where the queue forms, starting on Monday 27th June. Denise has asked me to try to co-ordinate the event this year as the kennels will be particularly short staffed over this period. This is a very big potential fundraiser for our hounds realising over £5000 last year over the 9 days we attended.

If you can help, we are trying to get a bit of a roster going, so, even if you can’t make the early start, we would love to see you. We’ve had quite a few new owners this year and it would be particularly good to see some of you with your new hounds. If you feel you can spare a few hours on one or two of the days, please e-mail me on or you can message me on face book. If you want to phone, the kennels have my number and I’m happy to give you more information if you need it. We shall try to cover the whole of the first week (the middle Saturday is always the busiest day) and hopefully we shall also aim to be there on the Mon, Tues and Weds of the 2nd week, that’s 27th June to 6th July. After that, the tournament is all ticket.

Please, do try to help if you can. I guarantee you will enjoy the experience. If you don't have a dog to bring along, you are also very welcome to come along and help.

Julie Higham


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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.




Hand Made Hound Coats

Annette Crosbie - Patron of WGW Annette Crosbie - Patron of WGW

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

Opening Times are from 11am to 2pm each day

To get to the kennels - Google Map

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 

musicMagpie - Recycle you unwanted CDs and DVDs