Last weekend saw staff and volunteers from Greyhound Rescue Wales in attendance at Swansea Pride.
The sun was shining from early in the morning; a great start to the day with an excited atmosphere as soon as the paws hit the pavement! First came the parade through the high street, which Hillcrest hounds Basil and Jacko took completely in their stride. Luckily they had lots of sighthound friends to around boost their confidence, although for the most part they didn’t need it! Both hounds lapped up the attention from the public and brought lots of interest to our street stall.
Volunteer Lesley spent all day on our Brangwyn Hall stand talking to the public about GRW, taking donations and selling merchandise. Thank you Lesley for all your hard work!
The parade headed on to Brangwyn Hall, where we also had an indoor stall (although sadly due to a last-minute location change, dogs weren’t allowed inside the hall itself.) Even without hounds drawing people in we still got lots of interest, with people asking about adoption, volunteering, donating and offering their support to the campaign against greyhound racing in Wales.
The engagement throughout the whole day was fantastic and some really hard work from our staff and volunteers meant we were able to spread the word about greyhounds and lurchers in need, as well as raising several hundred pounds through donations and merchandise purchases.
Special thanks go to our Swansea shop team who pulled out all the stops to put together our street stall and prepare some excellent merchandise for sale. Thanks also to all the volunteers who gave their time to make it such a great day and spread the word about the vital work that GRW does for greyhounds and lurchers in need.
Is there an event near you that could benefit from a Greyhound Rescue Wales presence? Perhaps you know of an untapped market of forever homes for our hounds!? Check out our Fundraising page to see how you could help hounds by running a stall or fundraising event. There is lots of support available to help you make the most of it.