Headed up by WGW Meet & Greet organiser, Gaynor Renwick, this was a great opportunity to meet the crowds with our hounds this afternoon at Lingfield Park.
The Lingfield Meet & Greet was a great success, raising an impressive £1,039.87 and this despite being asked to pack up early before the music finished (as were all the stalls) by stewards anxious to guide us out before the stampede for the exit started!As ever, we had a Top Team of hounds and humans, who worked hard and cheerfully at engaging with the crowd, and they in return seemed very appreciative of the added attraction to the evening. My thanks go to you all.We even had some of the “Peaky Blinders” mob with us for a while – see the photo!The kennel hounds behaved impeccably and seemed to enjoy all the attention, as did our rehomed “racing regulars”. Tony in particular was very excited by it all, unfazed by the crowds and keen to get stuck in with the meeting and greeting. He will be such a fun dog to own, I’m sure.Special mention must also go to Mocha and Ethel, two beautiful greyhound girls who belong to the Clerk of the Course and the Racing Post seller respectively, who joined us and wore their WGW jackets with style to go meeting and greeting.Well done everyone, see you at the next racecourse M&G!Gaynor
As well as showing what greyt pets greyhounds make, WGW supporters took along homeless hounds who were also in the parade, including kennelmates, Paul and April, Poppy and Tony. The homed hounds and their owners have been doing a sterling job all afternoon, promoting WGW, showcasing our Hersham Hounds and inviting support for our rehoming of ex racing greyhounds to suitable homes.
Thank you all for your help with organising, setting up and participating in this Meet & Greet opportunity where we have been made to feel very welcome. We couldn’t do it without our fabulous volunteers who have taken time out of their weekend schedules to help WGW help the Hounds. .