Monday 3rd July to Saturday 8th July - Wimbledon Tennis
Once again we have been invited to collect at Wimbledon Tennis, in the park where the queue forms, every day of the first week starting on Monday 3rd July. This is always a big fund raiser for WGW with our hounds realising over £4,500 of donations last year. But this is only possible if we can turn out with as many volunteer humans and their hounds as we can.
We also need to have a decent presence from 7am because the queue starts moving early. The early start has some advantages though - traffic is manageable at this time and we are able to park for free, close to our gazebo. We generally finish in the early afternoon, sometimes as early as 12:30.
We would really like to encourage greyhound owners who have not helped before to come along. The crowd is good-natured, there is an air of excitement, with lots of tourists and visitors from abroad fascinated with the hounds. We'll have a gazebo set up away from the queue for hounds and humans to take regular breaks. It makes for a lovely day talking about and showing off the dogs!
If you and your hounds could help WGW with this event we'd love to see you. Dogs will need to be confident around crowds as upwards of 8,000 people will pass by daily. Also the park is open to off-lead walkers as usual so there will be the occasional other breed passing by. Early starts are particularly needed but if you can only show up later and/or for a couple of hours that is fine - please do! Also helpers without dogs are welcome. We want to attend the whole of the first week especially Saturday 8th.
If we have the volunteers and queue is still there we may also attend some of the second week.
Saturday 15th July - Friends of Langley Park Dog Show.
Langley Park SL0 0LS.
We are very fortunate to be the named charity at this event so would really like this opportunity to showcase our charity and show everyone what amazing dogs our greyhounds are.
Sunday 6th August Bedfont Lakes Country Fair TW14 8BF
Lots of activities and other breeds so confident, sociable hounds only please.
Tuesday 8th August - Golf Day
To be held at Reigate Hill Golf Club Gatton Bottom, Reigate, Surrey RH2 0TU
Green Fee £50 Includes Breakfast, Golf and Lunch
- Breakfast Served from 8:30am
- Tee Time 10am
- Shotgun Start
Official Handicap not required Teams of 4 welcome or individual players will be teamed on the day.
Trophy presentation and raffle with all proceeds going to Wimbledon Greyhound Welfare
Saturday 2nd September - Windsor Meet and Greet.
Peascod Street - 09.00-17.00. Please contact Lynn Parry if you could help out at the above event. Whether it's for an hour or two or longer. All help greatly appreciated. Mobile 07762 201914 - email lynn.parry1@btinternet - or on Facebook.
Saturday 9th September – Meet & Greet – Sainsburys
Sunday 10th September - Nonesuch Awareness Day
Nonesuch Park SM3 8AB (stc). We've been invited to run a stall at this event. More details to follow.
Saturday 16th September - Reach the Beach - East Head, West Wittering.
Sunday 24th September - WGW End of Season Party at the kennels.
From 4pm to 6pm. Our chance to say thank you to all our volunteers and supporters for all their hard work throughout the year.
Saturday 30th September - Woking Meet and Greet
Please contact the kennels if you are able to help at all during the day.
Saturday 7th October - WGW Retired Greyhound Show
Our enormous thanks to Diane Whiting for once again inviting us to share her showground at Shield Stables.