Because there is life beyond the track

Donations and Fundraising

For some people helping us financially is their chosen option. They may be too busy to come to the kennels or help out at an event and so this is their way of giving something back to the greyhounds.

Donations can be made in many different ways. Via our website using pay-pal or just giving (or just text giving) by cheque, by setting up a standing order, or in cash here at the kennels. Every penny counts so whatever you are able to give is really appreciated and it soon mounts up.

For a really painless way of parting with your hard earned money how about shopping using easy-fundraising? You can each make donations to WGW while making purchases on line – and now here’s the good news – it doesn’t cost a penny. The cost / donation is made by the retailer. You can shop with over 2,000 well known stores and each will donate up to 15% of what you spend. For example, John Lewis will donate 2.5%, Amazon 2.5%, The Body Shop 10%, some insurance retailers will even donate up to £30 simply for taking out a policy with them! Read the guide here.

Or why not sponsor a sanctuary hound? It makes an ideal gift. Sponsorship starts from as little as £25 per year and this cost can be spread by setting up a standing order.

WGW is now registered on Ebay—so why not have a good clear out and donate the proceeds to WGW? Find out more here.

Don’t forget to fill in a gift aid form if you are a UK taxpayer as WGW can claim back 25p in the £. We have forms here at the kennels and also on our website.

Donations in Kind

We have drawn up a list of items we really need for the hounds and the kennels, which we have to buy ourselves as day-to-day essentials, but which we could really use your help with from time to time. So if and when you could possibly donate any of the following we would be very grateful.

  • Dog Biscuits and Treats
  • Packets of Pasta (dried or fresh)
  • Tins of Tuna / Sardines /Pilchards)
  • Tins of Dog Food
  • Packs (or Tins) of Cooked Meats e.g.Corned Beef /Ham/ Spam/ Chicken Roll
  • Minced beef or chicken (frozen or fresh)
  • Toilet Rolls
  • Zoflora Concentrated Disinfectant (or similar)
  • Washing Up Liquid, Baby Lotion and Hand Soap
  • Tea bags
  • Tins of White Paint (unopened please!) – Emulsion / Gloss / Masonry
  • Paintbrushes
  • Books of Stamps

Please if you have anything you would like to donate, and aren’t sure, then give us a call first. And please, don’t be offended if we say no.

Walking the greyhounds

As and when you can, no need to make a regular commitment . We are open every day between 11am—2pm. Ask at the kennels or use the Contact Us page for more details.

Helping out at an event

Be it a meet and greet, an event here at the kennels, or an organised dog walk. News of upcoming events is published in our newsletters, on our Events Page and at the kennels. Keep an eye on what’s happening and contact the event organiser to see if you can help. There are some events where we have to limit the number or greyhounds and helpers, or because of the nature of the event we have to be very specific about which greyhounds are suitable. So please don’t be offended if we decline your offer of help for a particular event.

Offering your services

Do you have a skill, a trade, or an area of expertise that we can use? Or do you have contacts or connections related to your business who, one day, may be the very person we are looking for to supply us with a product/service? Don’t be bashful, put your name on our register so that we can find you if we need to.

Manual Labour

Yes folks, every now and then we do need an extra pair of hands at the kennels to help with cleaning, tidying and painting. So if you’re up for a day of hard work and don’t mind what you do then get yourself booked in for a day at the kennels. We are always looking for extra help during March/April when we give the kennels a spring clean and a new coat of paint in preparation for our birthday celebrations. It’s hard work but very satisfying to see the kennels looking their best.

Helping from afar

Why not organise your own fundraising/promotional event? It can be something as simple as a coffee morning, a car boot sale, or a social outing with friends or work colleagues, a collection box at work, a dressing down day, or a stall at a local fair. If you’re handy with your hands and enjoy making things why not make something that can be sold to help the hounds? Contact WGW who can discuss your idea, give you any promotional material you need, and advertise the event on their website or at the kennels.

As always, thank you for your kindness and generosity,