It’s been a challenging year at the kennels, as indeed it has for everyone. How lucky we are to have such lovely, dedicated staff and a fabulous greyhound community who have continued to stay in touch and to care throughout the lockdown situations.
Fundraising initiatives have in the main been confined to online or personal donations, although we have managed to hold a couple of smaller kennel events with cautionary measures in place – the Blessing on the Green with the Christmas stalls, ‘The Caff’ outdoors and the fundraising Meet & Greet in Windsor earlier in the year.
We have been fortunate to have steadfast, loyal and kind supporters who no matter what personal trials have needed to be overcome, have continued to help us – and the hounds – through these difficult times. We never take your support for granted and hope you can continue to help as best you can, whether by running your own fundraising campaign, making a donation from goods sold, birthday fundraiser on face-book, auctioning items, buying raffle tickets, running The Caff or baking a cake, sponsoring a hound, fostering or socialising a hound, adopting a hound, walking them regularly at the kennels, or donating provisions from our Amazon wish-list or from our local food suppliers and even cooking chickens and the trimmings for the kennels hounds. We always need your help and are so grateful for it.
Christmas and the end of a year gone by, and the dawning of a New Year does make us all reflect on events and on the good memories of those we have loved and lost. We too have lost special friends and would like to pay tribute to the late Carolyn Mynott, Chris Ross and Ros Davies who were invaluable and much loved long time volunteers and WGW friends.
For all that you have done and all that you do to help Wimbledon Greyhound Welfare – the Hersham Hounds in whatever way you can, a huge thank you.
From us all at WGW, have a lovely Christmas and all best wishes for a Happy New Year.
Much love, Carol x