Spring Newsletter

Find out all the latest gossip and goings-on at the kennels.


Sunday 30th July - Kennels Closed

The Ride Surrey cycle race passes through Hersham so the kennels will be closed to visitors/walkers.


Tuesday 8th August - Golf Day @ Reigate Hill Golf Club

Green Fee £50 includes Breakfast, Golf and Lunch Breakfast Served from 8:30am To be held at Reigate Hill Golf Club, Gatton Bottom, Reigate, Surrey RH2 0TU

Sunday 18th June - The Father's Day sponsored walk at Kempton Park.

More details on the events page

Saturday 10th June - WGW Retired Greyhound Show

Our enormous thanks to Diane Whiting for once again inviting us to share her showground at Shield Stables.

More details.

Thank you everyone; Birthday Bash raises £1400

Beautiful sunshine made our day just perfect. On Sunday 9th April, surrounded by our friends and supporters, we celebrated our 17th birthday at these kennels.

As always, after what seems like a long winter, it was lovely to see so many familiar faces and to meet up again with our greyhounds lucky enough to have found homes. We've now reached the stage where it gets harder and harder each year to keep the kennels looking respectable (one of the reasons we’re investigating the possibility of buying our own kennels) but once again our amazing staff and volunteers worked their butts off to clean, paint and tidy so that on our birthday the kennels were positively sparkling in the spring sunshine. Thanks guys and thanks also to everyone who donated paint, the essential ingredient.

To everyone who baked, crafted and donated, to our willing stall holders, to all the hardworking people behind the scenes who organised, set up then cleared up, thank you. And last but not least a very big thank you to each and every one of you who came along to celebrate our birthday ( I'm sure you could have been catching up with the laundry, mowing the lawn, visiting the local diy store or dusting off the BBQ for the first time this year) but instead you came along, supported us and reminded us just what an amazing and special organisation we are.

It's hard to put into words just how much we value your support, not just financially but as a measure of how we operate as a charity and whether we still have your trust. Believe me, during those long, cold winter days when everything just seems harder and takes longer, when we would gladly swop places with the greyhounds snuggled up on their thick beds, legs akimbo (okay, maybe not that bit) tummies full, and without a care in the world, we all have our moments of self doubt.

Your continued support is what makes it all worthwhile and from the bottom of our hearts we thank you. Of course, there was plenty of cake to eat on the day but the icing on our cake was the official adoption of Blind Ben from our Sanctuary. Maureen, who works part time caring for the Sanctuary greyhounds fell under the spell of this special lad and decided he needed to go home with her.

She’s had him home on a trial basis for a while (snigger, snigger)to ensure he settled and got on with her greyhound girl, Mo. On Sunday she signed on the dotted line. Thank you Maureen. Ben is where he needed to be, in a home and enjoying life as a much loved family pet.

Don't forget, we’ve got loads of events lined up throughout the coming months and we need your support. Don't be bashful, each and everyone of you can help in one way or another and you’ll be pleasantly surprised at just how much fun it can be. Keep an eye on our website or fb page for more information.

Almost forgot, we raised a little under £1400 at our Birthday Bash (including shop sales) so a brilliant start to our fundraising season and a well deserved pat on the back for everyone involved.


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Other News

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

Hound Help


Music Magpie


Raise funds while you shop

Hersham Hounds has recently partnered with Savoo.co.uk on a new and exciting fundraising project.

Every time you use Savoo, you can be donating to us by either searching online, or using their voucher codes & deals to save money.


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.

Not all greyhounds are so lucky so we do step in and help those less fortunate greyhounds who are at risk, as and when we are able. We operate a ‘no destruction’ policy, which means that no greyhound will be put to sleep except on health grounds when there is no other option. For those greyhounds with long term medical or behavioural issues we have a sanctuary – their home for as long as they need it.

Joe Frazer Kiko

Please visit our Sanctuary Page to see the our most special hounds. And then come along and visit the Sanctuary, take these hounds out for a walk and spend some time with them.

More details of our Sanctuary Hound sponsorship scheme - giving the gift of life - are available on our Sanctuary Page



 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