AGM Notice and Agenda = 2017

Notice of Annual General Meeting
St Margaret’s Church Hall, Commercial Street, Pontymister, Risca. NP11 7AF
Registration at 10.30am to 11.00am

Commencing at 11.00am
Sunday July 23rd 2017

You are cordially invited to the Annual General Meeting of Greyhound Rescue Wales (GRW).

10.30 am            Arrival, registration and refreshments

11.00 am            Annual General Meeting

  1. Welcome and Apologies
  2. Minutes of the AGM held on 12th June 2016
  3. Trustee’s Report
  4. Financial Report
  5. Appointment of Trustees
    1. Resignations
    2. Trustees stepping down
    3. Nominations for Trustees for 2017 – 2018
  6. Appointment of Independent Verifiers

12.30 pm           Lunch and networking

1.30 pm              The Vision for Hillcrest for the next 5 years – Kerry Sands – Sanctuary Director

2.30pm              Close

(Note 1) You are reminded that only fully paid up members (LIFE, 5YR, 1YR or MaD categories may vote on any resolutions)

May 2017 100 Club winners

 It could be youThe May 2017 winners of the 100 Club Monthly Dog Show are:

Prize

Dog’s name

Winner

Winnings

1st

Danny Huw Roberts £45.00

2nd

Tommy Andy Jackson £15.00

3rd

BillyBob Andy Jackson £7.50

We need to add a reminder that several members subscriptions to the club have run out this month please renew if you can you as your support IS appreciated.

There are still places available so if you would like to join the 100 Club please click here for the application form 100 Club Form
You can now also purchase a year’s membership of the 100 club for as little as £12 per year by completing the form below:

Please click here to complete the online 100 Club form->

April 2017 100 Club Winners

 It could be youThe April 2017 winners of the 100 Club Monthly Dog Show are:

Prize

Dog’s name

Winner

Winnings

1st

Jack Margaret Hunt £49.50

2nd

Eddie Sue White £16:50

3rd

Ned Barry Lamb £8:25

We need to add a reminder that several members subscriptions to the club ran out this month please renew if you can you as your support IS appreciated.

There are still places available so if you would like to join the 100 Club please click here for the application form 100 Club Form

You can now also purchase a year’s membership of the 100 club for as little as £12 per year by completing the form below:

Please click here to complete the online 100 Club form->

Job vacancies at Hillcrest

25/04/2017

We are looking to appoint a Sanctuary Director (new post, closing date for applications 12 noon on May 7th 2017) and a Sanctuary Manager (closing date for applications 12 noon on May 12th 2017).

To find more details use the ‘VACANCIES’ menu on the main menu.

February 100 Club Winners

It could be you The January 2017 winners of the 100 Club Monthly Dog Show are:

Prize

Dog’s name

Winner

Winnings

1st

Woodie Jane Paradise £50:30

2nd

Maggie Moo Lisa Vye-Parminter £16:90

3rd

Marco1 Nigel Davies £8:05

We need to add a reminder that several members subscriptions to the club ran out this month please renew if you can you as your support IS appreciated.

There are still places available so if you would like to join the 100 Club please click here for the application form 100 Club Form 2013 

You can now also purchase a year’s membership of the 100 club for as little as £12 per year by completing the form below:

100 Club Subscription

    About you

  • About your entries

  • Enter below the names of dogs you would like to use in the draw. Maximum number is 10
  • Payment

 

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January 100 Club Winners

It could be you We wish every a happy new year, and to get three of you of to a good start the January 2017 winners of the 100 Club Monthly Dog Show are:

Prize

Dog’s name

Winner

Winnings

1st

Katie Margaret Hunt £50:30

2nd

Ella Alain Thomas £16:90

3rd

Fitz Peter Craske-Phillips £8:05

We need to add a reminder that several members subscriptions to the club ran out at the end of the year please renew if you can you as your support IS appreciated.

There are still places available so if you would like to join the 100 Club please click here for the application form 100 Club Form 2013 

You can now also purchase a year’s membership of the 100 club for as little as £12 per year by completing the form below:

100 Club Subscription

    About you

  • About your entries

  • Enter below the names of dogs you would like to use in the draw. Maximum number is 10
  • Payment

 

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December 100 Club Winners

It could be you We wish every a happy new year, and to get three of you of to a good start the December 2016 winners of the 100 Club Monthly Dog Show are:

Prize

Dog’s name

Winner

Winnings

1st

Snowball5 Don Lambert £48:30

2nd

Flynn C Gwilliam £16:10

3rd

Helen Andrew Bevan £8:05

We need to add a reminder that several members subscriptions to the club run out at the end of the year please renew if you can you support IS appreciated.

There are still places available so if you would like to join the 100 Club please click here for the application form 100 Club Form 2013 

You can now also purchase a year’s membership of the 100 club for as little as £12 per year by completing the form below:

100 Club Subscription

    About you

  • About your entries

  • Enter below the names of dogs you would like to use in the draw. Maximum number is 10
  • Payment

 

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August 2016 100 Club Winners

It could be youThe August 2016 winners of the 100 Club Monthly Dog Show are:

Prize

Dog’s name

Winner

Winnings

1st

Florence Beth Ron £53.10

 2nd

Alfie Alysia Jackson £17.70

3rd

BillyBob Andy Jackson £8.85

If you would like to join the 100 Club please click here for the application form 100 Club Form 2013

You can now also purchase a year’s membership of the 100 club for as little as £12 per year by completing the form below:

100 Club Subscription

    About you

  • About your entries

  • Enter below the names of dogs you would like to use in the draw. Maximum number is 10
  • Payment

 

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July 2016 100 Club Winners

It could be youThe July 2016 winners of the 100 Club Monthly Dog Show are:

Prize

Dog’s name

Winner

Winnings

1st

Basil Lynette Hood £53.75

 2nd

Toby Susan Ford £17.50

3rd

Nancy Peter Craske £8.75

If you would like to join the 100 Club please click here for the application form 100 Club Form 2013

You can now also purchase a year’s membership of the 100 club for as little as £12 per year by completing the form below:

100 Club Subscription

    About you

  • About your entries

  • Enter below the names of dogs you would like to use in the draw. Maximum number is 10
  • Payment

 

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Pettifor Trust Grant to GRW

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A huge thank you to the Pettifor Trust for their generous grant of £1000 to GRW to assist us with veterinary costs for greyhounds rescued with serious leg injuries. GRW has taken in five greyhounds with broken legs or other serious leg injuries recently. This is unprecedented and the cost of treatment will be high and the after care needed intensive, placing an extra strain on all involved.

At times like this we need friends. This rapid and substantial response from the Pettifor Trust will be a great help financially and I also know it will make all the volunteers, foster carers and staff involved feel supported. Thank you once more to this wonderful Trust dedicated to helping animals in Wales.

For more information on the Pettifor trust click here->

May 2016 100 Club Winners

It could be youThe May 2016 winners of the 100 Club Monthly Dog Show are:

Prize

Dog’s name

Winner

Winnings

1st

Star Sue White £53.70

 2nd

Mickey Ian Parr £17.90

3rd

Rex Robert Oakman £8.95

The draw equated to an income of £98.45 to GRW.

If you would like to join the 100 Club please click here for the application form 100 Club Form 2013

You can now also purchase a year’s membership of the 100 club for as little as £12 per year by completing the form below:

100 Club Subscription

    About you

  • About your entries

  • Enter below the names of dogs you would like to use in the draw. Maximum number is 10
  • Payment

 

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Joint Press Release on limiting greyhound breeding

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 Call for the UK and Ireland to limit greyhound breeding on welfare grounds

The leading independent greyhound rescue and welfare organisations in England, Wales and Ireland have joined forces to call for action on the number of racing greyhound being bred and entering the sport.

  • Organisations warn that almost twice as many dogs leave the industry as can be found homes as pets. Approximately 9,000 animals retire from greyhound racing each year in the UK and the number is estimated to be the same in Ireland. However only 5,300 find homes through rescue charities in the UK and even fewer in Ireland, with most of them homed outside of Ireland.
  •  Dogs who don’t find a place with a rescue organisation face a precarious fate, as highlighted by the recent campaign to prevent Irish greyhounds being exported to the infamous Canidrome track in Macau.
  • One of the key drivers behind the breeding of cheap, disposable dogs, is the Bookmakers Afternoon Greyhound Service (BAGS), where dogs are often owned by syndicates who have no relationship with the dog and little interest in its welfare.
  •  The charities say that controlling the number of dogs being bred and entering the racing industry each year would have a dramatically positive effect on Greyhound welfare from cradle to retirement.

Greyhound Rescue West of England (GRWE), the Greyhound Rescue Association of Ireland (GRAI) and Greyhound Rescue Wales (GRW) say that the recent campaign to prevent Irish greyhounds being exported to Macau has highlighted the need for more to be done in the UK and Ireland to protect the greyhounds used by the racing industry.

The charities are concerned that the dogs face a very precarious future. Emily Burns- Sweeney, Director of Welfare for GRWE says: “With dog ownership in the UK on the decline, rescues are finding it increasingly difficult to find homes for ex-racing greyhounds. In the last five years homing figures for some leading greyhound welfare organisations fell by a staggering 25%. This leaves racing greyhound trainers and owners with a real dilemma when it comes to what they do with their retired dogs. Euthanasia on economic grounds, export abroad, send back to Ireland, keep to breed, keep to retire, sell or give away for free via Gumtree or Preloved, wait up to nine months for a rescue space to become available or abandon…… The sheer volume of dogs forces even the most responsible and caring of trainers and owners to seek alternative ways to dispose of their dogs and gives license to those with less moral imperative to dispose of them irresponsibly.”

The organisations are calling for controlled breeding of greyhounds because they believe the current level of breeding causes insurmountable welfare problems. Lindsay Jackson, Chair of GRW, says: “Welfare organisations currently face an impossible task to find homes for the thousands of greyhounds who retire from racing each year in Britain and Ireland. Capping the numbers of litters will, over a few years, reduce the number of greyhounds, retiring each year. Breeders will charge more per puppy and the average cost of a racing greyhound will increase. If greyhounds cost more they would be better looked after. There would be a reduction in euthanasia on economic grounds or injury. We would see increased welfare measures both on and off the track and research into breeding programmes and health. Additionally, with fewer dogs to cater for, the welfare budget would be less stretched.”

In addition, the public demand for greyhounds as pets may increase as they become rarer and therefore more desirable. With fewer dogs in need, rescue charities would be better placed to cope with the output and to manage their resources appropriately.

Another huge concern for the organisations is what happens to the puppies born but not subsequently registered to race. Richard King, Press Officer for GRAI, says: “Between 2010 and 2015 at least 105,000 greyhounds were born in Ireland. Of those, 94,405 were named for racing. Not every greyhound pup born makes it – 2,294 greyhounds were destroyed in Irish dog pounds between 2010 and 2014 – a rate of 38 greyhounds every month. Hundreds of greyhounds are exported each year to countries in South America, Spain and Pakistan. Records of change of ownership of greyhounds are often not updated, which is a breach of the Welfare of Greyhounds Act 2011 and makes traceability of exported greyhounds difficult to be exact.“

The situation in Ireland has recently been exacerbated by a €700k investment into racing by the Irish Greyhound Board. This encourages new owners and breeders into the industry and supports existing breeders to breed more. Richard explains: “This investment did not outline one cent for welfare or retirement of greyhounds in Ireland. Indeed, we would like to meet with the IGB and discuss their lack of effort for retired greyhounds in Ireland.”

Racing dogs that are owned by syndicates are an increasing problem. Emily Burns-Sweeney says: “We have seen a rise in the number of dogs taken in by GRWE that come from the pounds and are syndicate owned. Nobody has a vested interest in the welfare of these dogs once they are no longer winning races. There is no monetary value associated with them and so they become disposable. The lucky ones end up with a rescue organisation such as ours and ultimately enjoy life as a family pet but there are many others which remain unaccounted for.”

GRWE, GRAI and GRW are calling on the Irish Government, IGB and GBGB (Greyhound Board of Great Britain) to enhance existing legislation and regulations to limit the numbers of racing greyhound puppies born each year and the number of dogs entering the sport. Lindsay Jackson explains: “Welfare organisations recognise that greyhound racing is facing economic challenges but the fact remains that the resource on which they rely is a living, breathing animal and with that comes an inherent responsibility for their lives when the industry no longer requires them. The British Racing Greyhound Fund (BRGT) funding of the industry’s rehoming organisation, the Retired Greyhound Trust, is just £1.4 million per annum which accounts for just one third of their required income.”

Emily Burns-Sweeney added: “Independent welfare organisations receive no funding from the industry to help with homing costs or to market greyhounds as pets. Even if 9,000 pet homes could be found each year, the cost to home them would stand at around £7.4 million. This is an impossible ask of welfare organisations and the public, who already independently fund the cost of homing ex-racers to the tune of £3 million per annum.”

 

April 2016 100 Club Winners

It could be youThe April 2016 winners of the 100 Club Monthly Dog Show are:

Prize

Dog’s name

Winner

Winnings

1st

Snowball Don Lambert £53.40

 2nd

Rocky Roger Thomas £17.80

3rd

Billy Bob Andy Jackson £8.90

The draw equated to an income of £97.90 to GRW and £26.70 in returned prizes.

If you would like to join the 100 Club please click here for the application form 100 Club Form 2013

You can now also purchase a year’s membership of the 100 club for as little as £12 per year by completing the form below:

100 Club Subscription

    About you

  • About your entries

  • Enter below the names of dogs you would like to use in the draw. Maximum number is 10
  • Payment

 

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February 2016 100 Club Draw

It could be youThe February 2016 winners of the 100 Club Monthly Dog Show are:

Prize

Dog’s name

Winner

Winnings

1st

Sonic Peanut Andy Jackson

£61.80

 2nd

Andy Dandy Helen Pordage

£20.60

3rd

Sunny Sue White

£10.30

The draw equated to an income of £113.30 to GRW and £82.40 in returned prizes.

If you would like to join the 100 Club please click here for the application form 100 Club Form 2013

You can now also purchase a year’s membership of the 100 club for as little as £12 per year by completing the form below:

100 Club Subscription

    About you

  • About your entries

  • Enter below the names of dogs you would like to use in the draw. Maximum number is 10
  • Payment

 

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January 2016 100 Club Draw

It could be youThe January 2016 winners of the 100 Club Monthly Dog Show are:

Prize

Dog’s name

Winner

Winnings

1st

Dave Jane Richardson

£61.80

 2nd

Andy Dandy Helen Pordage

£20.60

3rd

Monica Alain Thomas

£10.30

The draw equated to an income of £113.30 to GRW.

If you would like to join the 100 Club please click here for the application form 100 Club Form 2013

You can now also purchase a year’s membership of the 100 club for as little as £12 per year by completing the form below:

100 Club Subscription

    About you

  • About your entries

  • Enter below the names of dogs you would like to use in the draw. Maximum number is 10
  • Payment

 

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December 2015 100 Club Winners

It could be youThe December 2015 winners of the 100 Club Monthly Dog Show are:

Prize

Dog’s name

Winner

Winnings

1st

Lady Jan Parr

£61.50

 2nd

Fleet Alain Thomas

£20.50

3rd

Madie Sue White

£10.25

The draw equated to an income of £112.75 to GRW plus £20.50 in returned prizes.

If you would like to join the 100 Club please click here for the application form 100 Club Form 2013

You can now also purchase a year’s membership of the 100 club for as little as £12 per year by completing the form below:

100 Club Subscription

    About you

  • About your entries

  • Enter below the names of dogs you would like to use in the draw. Maximum number is 10
  • Payment

 

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November 2015 100 Club Winners

It could be youThe November 2015 winners of the 100 Club Monthly Dog Show are:

Prize

Dog’s name

Winner

Winnings

1st

Danny

Huw

Roberts

£61.50

 2nd

Cassie Jane Richardson

£20.50

3rd

Norma Jean Jacky Boulby

£10.25

The draw equated to an income of £112.75 to GRW plus £71.75 in returned prizes plus £20.50 to the Jennie Street Memorial Fund

If you would like to join the 100 Club please click here for the application form 100 Club Form 2013

You can now also purchase a year’s membership of the 100 club for as little as £12 per year by completing the form below:

100 Club Subscription

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  • About your entries

  • Enter below the names of dogs you would like to use in the draw. Maximum number is 10
  • Payment

 

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October 2015 100 Club Winners

It could be youThe October 2015 winners of the 100 Club Monthly Dog Show are:

Prize

Dog’s name

Winner

Winnings

1st

Snowball

Don

Lambert

£61.50

 2nd

Lydia Lydia Derrick

£20.50

3rd

Lydia2 Lydia Derrick

£10.25

The draw equated to an income of £112.75 to GRW

If you would like to join the 100 Club please click here for the application form 100 Club Form 2013

You can now also purchase a year’s membership of the 100 club for as little as £12 per year by completing the form below:

100 Club Subscription

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  • About your entries

  • Enter below the names of dogs you would like to use in the draw. Maximum number is 10
  • Payment

 

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September 2015 100 Club Winners

It could be youThe September 2015 winners of the 100 Club Monthly Dog Show are:

Prize

Dog’s name

Winner

Winnings

1st

Peter

Jul

Parr

£60.90

 2nd

Monica Alain Thomas

£20.30

3rd

Danny Huw Roberts

£10.15

The draw equated to an income of £111.65 to GRW plus £30.45 in returned prize money

If you would like to join the 100 Club please click here for the application form 100 Club Form 2013

You can now also purchase a year’s membership of the 100 club for as little as £12 per year by completing the form below:

100 Club Subscription

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  • Enter below the names of dogs you would like to use in the draw. Maximum number is 10
  • Payment

 

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Make your South Wales Last Hope Walk Registration Donation

Last Hope Fund Donation Form

  • With this form you can make a sponsorship donations towards the Last Hope fund via PayPal or with another card. This fund is used to pay for the care and treatment of dogs in extreme need, who otherwise may be put to sleep. The fund has helped save the lives of many dogs over the years, who have gone to leave very happy lives in their new homes. Thank you for helping Greyhound Rescue Wales by such a kind gesture.
  • Please select one option
 

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Book your place on the Action Petz Playgroup event

Book a place on the playgroup at Action Petz, Bridgend

  • Please complete the form below to book the number of places you require. When complete, enter any two digit validation number and then click the 'Submit' button (once). This will take you to the PayPal gateway where you can pay via PayPal or debit/credit card or by cheque
  • You have selected to pay by cheque. Please send you cheque, made out to 'Greyhound Rescue Wales' to: GRW 22 Livingstone Way St. Athan Barry CF62 4JG ONCE YOU HAVE SUBMITTED YOUR FORM YOU WILL BE TAKEN TO THE PAYPAL GATEWAY - AT THIS POINT PLEASE ABANDON YOUR SESSION - YOUR ORDER WILL HAVE BEEN SENT EVEN THOUGH YOU ABANDONED
 

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August 2015 100 Club Winners

It could be youThe August 2015 winners of the 100 Club Monthly Dog Show are:

Prize

Dog’s name

Winner

Winnings

1st

Jess

Mary

Jones

£60.30

 2nd

Helen Andrew Bevan

£20.10

3rd

Dylan Martin Derrick

£10.05

 

The draw equated to an income of £110.65 to GRW

If you would like to join the 100 Club please click here for the application form 100 Club Form 2013

You can now also purchase a year’s membership of the 100 club for as little as £12 per year by completing the form below:

100 Club Subscription

    About you

  • About your entries

  • Enter below the names of dogs you would like to use in the draw. Maximum number is 10
  • Payment

 

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July 2015 100 Club Winners

It could be youThe June 2015 winners of the 100 Club Monthly Dog Show are:

Prize

Dog’s name

Winner

Winnings

1st

Taff

Johanne

Morgan-Rolfe

£52.50

 2nd

Becky Boo Helen Pordage

£17.50

3rd

Freddie Margaret Hunt

£8.75

 

The draw equated to an income of £96.25 to GRW plus £8.75 in returned prize money

If you would like to join the 100 Club please click here for the application form 100 Club Form 2013

You can now also purchase a year’s membership of the 100 club for as little as £12 per year by completing the form below:

100 Club Subscription

    About you

  • About your entries

  • Enter below the names of dogs you would like to use in the draw. Maximum number is 10
  • Payment

 

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June 2015 100 Club Winners

It could be youThe June 2015 winners of the 100 Club Monthly Dog Show are:

Prize

Dog’s name

Winner

Winnings

1st

Frankie

Andy

Jackson

£59.10

 2nd

Dobbie Margaret Hunt

£19.70

3rd

Rocky Roger Thomas

£9.85

 

The draw equated to an income of £98.50 to GRW plus £88.65 in returned prize money

If you would like to join the 100 Club please click here for the application form 100 Club Form 2013

You can now also purchase a year’s membership of the 100 club for as little as £12 per year by completing the form below:

100 Club Subscription

    About you

  • About your entries

  • Enter below the names of dogs you would like to use in the draw. Maximum number is 10
  • Payment

 

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May 2015 100 Club Winners

It could be youThe May 2015 winners of the 100 Club Monthly Dog Show are:

Prize

Dog’s name

Winner

Winnings

1st

Rosie G

Margaret

Hunt

£59.10

 2nd

Zepphy Pat Page

£19.70

3rd

Monica Alain Thomas

£9.85

 

The draw equated to an income of £98.50 to GRW plus £68.95 in returned prize money

If you would like to join the 100 Club please click here for the application form 100 Club Form 2013

You can now also purchase a year’s membership of the 100 club for as little as £12 per year by completing the form below:

100 Club Subscription

    About you

  • About your entries

  • Enter below the names of dogs you would like to use in the draw. Maximum number is 10
  • Payment

 

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April 2015 100 Club Winners

It could be youThe April 2015 winners of the 100 Club Monthly Dog Show are:

Prize

Dog’s name

Winner

Winnings

1st

Holly

Hillary

Price

£57.00

 2nd

Katie Margaret Hunt

£19.00

3rd

Willow Helen Pordage

£9.50

 

The draw equated to an income of £104.50 to GRW plus £28.50 in returned prize money

If you would like to join the 100 Club please click here for the application form 100 Club Form 2013

You can now also purchase a year’s membership of the 100 club for as little as £12 per year by completing the form below:

100 Club Subscription

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  • About your entries

  • Enter below the names of dogs you would like to use in the draw. Maximum number is 10
  • Payment

 

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March 2015 100 Club Winners

It could be youThe March 2015 winners of the 100 Club Monthly Dog Show are:

Prize

Dog’s name

Winner

Winnings

1st

Siani

Alain

Thomas

£55.80

 2nd

Pigpie Jane Richardson

£18.60

3rd

Bryn

Andy

Jackson

£9.30

The draw equated to an income of £102.30 to GRW plus £85.70 in returned prizes. (£186.00 in total)

If you would like to join the 100 Club please click here for the application form 100 Club Form 2013

You can now also purchase a year’s membership of the 100 club for as little as £12 per year by completing the form below:

100 Club Subscription

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  • Enter below the names of dogs you would like to use in the draw. Maximum number is 10
  • Payment

 

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February 2015 100 Club Winners

It could be youThe February 2015 winners of the 100 Club Monthly Dog Show are:

Prize

Dog’s name

Winner

Winnings

1st

Gabe

Kerry

Baker

£56.10

 2nd

Gigi Andy Jackson

£18.70

3rd

Lydia

Lydia

Derrick

£9.35

The draw equated to an income of £102.85 to GRW plus £74.80 in returned prize.

If you would like to join the 100 Club please click here for the application form 100 Club Form 2013

You can now also purchase a year’s membership of the 100 club for as little as £12 per year by completing the form below:

100 Club Subscription

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  • About your entries

  • Enter below the names of dogs you would like to use in the draw. Maximum number is 10
  • Payment

 

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January 2015 100 Club Winners

It could be youThe January 2015 winners of the 100 Club Monthly Dog Show are:

Prize

Dog’s name

Winner

Winnings

1st

Bryn

Andy

Jackson

£56.10

 2nd

Jenny Andrew Bevan

£18.70

3rd

Patch

Pauline

Jones

£9.35

The draw equated to an income of £102.85 to GRW plus £56.10 in returned prize.

If you would like to join the 100 Club please click here for the application form 100 Club Form 2013

You can now also purchase a year’s membership of the 100 club for as little as £12 per year by completing the form below:

100 Club Subscription

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  • Enter below the names of dogs you would like to use in the draw. Maximum number is 10
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December 100 Club Winners

It could be youThe December 2014 winners of the 100 Club Monthly Dog Show are:

Prize

Dog’s name

Winner

Winnings

1st

Bryn

Andy

Jackson

£56.10

 2nd

Patch

Pauline

Jones

£18.70

3rd

Andy Dandy

Helen

Pordgae

£9.35

The draw equated to an income of £102.85 to GRW plus £56.10 and £9.35 in returned prize.

If you would like to join the 100 Club please click here for the application form 100 Club Form 2013

You can now also purchase a year’s membership of the 100 club for as little as £12 per year by completing the form below:

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News from the Chair

 
Hi all GRW supporters, It seems time to write this again now two months have passed since the last edition. Things move very quickly in the world of GRW at the moment!!

•    The Blackwood shop is open six days a week, has a good range of volunteers helping out and we are very grateful for all the donated goods that are arriving – it all helps. Judy (the shop manager) has asked me to pass on our thanks to everyone for making her so welcome! And our thanks to her for making a success of the shop so far!
•    Ruthin shop has a new member of staff – Nicola Roberts. Welcome to the team Nicola, your youth, enthusiasm and ability to sell items on EBay on behalf of GRW will all help. If anyone does do any transaction using PayPal on the internet, then nominate GRW through Pay Pal giving and the dogs will benefit from that.
•    We have received Planning Permission for our kennels at Hillcrest. Great work from everyone to get this through, we can now complete some works at Hillcrest for the benefit of those dogs still in kennels!
•    You will all hopefully have received our latest edition of Greyhound Express. We are always grateful for suggestions of items for inclusion into our twice yearly magazine and as always are very grateful for the hard work of the editorial team in getting it produced. If you have not received it, then please check if you are a member of GRW to ensure that you receive it in future
.•    We have homed a massive 217 dogs so far this year – a new record – well done all the homecheckers, volunteers and Hillcrest staff in making this possible.
•    A huge thank you to all the friends of GRW who have given so generously to the Last Hope Fund to help us look after dogs like Norma Jean, Johnny Cash, Twinkle (Hollie) and Spotty. The fund was exhausted but you rallied round and we have been able to save Norma Jean!
•    We have some very dedicated hard working members who are Trustees of GRW, but we have one gaping hole and that is for a Treasurer from next June. We need someone to help us with the day to day management of our finance – recording income and paying bills, especially wages! I f you can help with this please call 03000123999
•    There have recently been some very successful social events and gatherings of volunteers. Great fun has been had at the walks, quizzes and evenings out. Have a look on the Events section of the website and come and join in if you can!
•    It never ceases to amaze me of the generosity of people. Last weekend, across all Wales we raise over £2,200 in two street collections and two store collections – thank you to the kind folk of South, Mid and North Wales, volunteers and houndies for turning out on a chilly December Saturday.
•    Jon Baker is making a more permanent move to the south west of Wales and is hoping that some volunteers will step forwards from south east Wales to lead the fundraising in that geographical area. Again please get in touch if you can help!
•    Have you got any family/friends who ‘have everything’ and are looking for a lasting gift for them|? Try Sponsor a Dog or Sponsor a Kennel. There are links on the website to forms for both of these.

May I conclude with many thanks for all the support that you give to the dogs in our care and wish you very best wishes for Christmas and the New Year.
 
 
Thanks
Lindsay

November 100 Club Winners

It could be youThe November 2014 winners of the 100 Club Monthly Dog Show are:

Prize

Dog’s name

Winner

Winnings

1st

Bryn

Andy

Jackson

£55.20

 2nd

Jenny

Andrew

Bevan

£18.40

3rd

Max

Huw

Roberts

£9.20

The draw equated to an income of £101.20 to GRW plus £64.400 in returned prize.

If you would like to join the 100 Club please click here for the application form 100 Club Form 2013

You can now also purchase a year’s membership of the 100 club for as little as £12 per year by completing the form below:

100 Club Subscription

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  • Enter below the names of dogs you would like to use in the draw. Maximum number is 10
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£1000 Last Hope Fund Grant

A big thank you from GRW to The Pettifor Trust.

Greyhound Rescue Wales is very grateful to the Pettifor Trust (http://www.pettifortrust.co.uk/), and trustee Marianne Pettifor for the very generous contribution of £1000 to the Last Hope fund. The Pettifor Trust is devoted to animal welfare and raises funds to help animal charities based in Wales and the Trust’s kind response to our application is a big boost to the fund. This sum on top of the fantastic fundraising efforts of GRW supporters in recent weeks means that the fund is now in a stronger position to help more greyhounds and lurchers whose lives are at risk like Spotty, Twinkle, Johnny Cash and Norma Jean, our most most recent Last Hope Fund rescued dogs.

Thank you!

October 100 Club Winners

It could be youThe October 2014 winners of the 100 Club Monthly Dog Show are:

Prize

Dog’s name

Winner

Winnings

1st

Gabe

Kerry

Baker

£54.90

 2nd

Jenny

Andrew

Bevan

£18.30

3rd

Socks

CA & AO

Clemett

£9.15

The draw equated to an income of £100.10 to GRW plus £54.90 in returned prize.

If you would like to join the 100 Club please click here for the application form 100 Club Form 2013

You can now also purchase a year’s membership of the 100 club for as little as £12 per year by completing the form below:

100 Club Subscription

    About you

  • About your entries

  • Enter below the names of dogs you would like to use in the draw. Maximum number is 10
  • Payment

 

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Update to dog profile characteristic icons

We have made a few changes to our web site with regard to the dog profiles.

All of the icons that show the main characteristics of the hounds now appear on their profile. The icons are colour coded, green, red or grey. The meanings of each icon and its colour are shown in the diagram. If the icon is grey this means we have not yet assessed that characteristic.

We will be updating the profiles in the near future and hope this gives more of the basic key information about the dogs in a visual way.

To check out an item on a dog’s profile, just hover over the icon and the meaning will appear as a ‘tool tip’