Monthly meet and greet

Thank you to everyone who supported our ‘meet and greet’ event at Locke Park, Redcar yesterday.

We had lots of interest in our hounds, with some reserved. We also made £69.97 in donations too. Thanks again from the volunteers and hounds of G.R.A.C.E.

NB: Our meet and greet events take place at Locke Park, Redcar on the first Saturday of every month, weather permitting – please check our Facebook page for updates

Appeal for tombola prizes please

As G.R.A.C.E is run entirely by volunteers, every single penny we raise goes to help the hounds in our care. With the need to cover veterinary bills, food, bedding and everything needed for our lovely hounds, our regular fundraising activities are essential to keep G.R.A.C.E running and help as many hounds as possible.

One of our popular fundraising activities is to hold a tombola at some of the events we attend. However, we are currently running short of tombola prizes. We would therefore like to appeal to you for help. If you have any unwanted gifts, such as unused candles, gift sets, unopened toiletries or bottles (anything from bubble bath to juice), we would welcome them for our fundraising activities.

Please feel free to bring them to one of our events, or our monthly meet and greet at Locke Park in Redcar on the first Saturday of every month – see our events page for details. Alternatively, if you are local, please get in touch and we will arrange for one of our lovely volunteers to collect them from you. Thank you!

Event success

Thank you to everyone who supported us recently at the ‘Friends of Chaloner Street Market’ in Guisborough.

We were delighted to be invited to this great event and made a total of £249.71. A big thank you to Car Park Kiosk in Guisborough too, where we made £19.91 from our collecting tin.

Urgent plea for foster carers for hounds

We always need foster carers to help look after and rehabilitate our hounds.

Image credit: Nikki Paxton

This involves taking a hound into your home and providing love, affection, walks and fun, rolled in with a bit of socialising and training.

The cost of food, bedding, vet bills etc. are all covered by GRACE. If you can offer a temporary home to a greyhound, you will be rewarded by seeing these beautiful dogs gain in confidence, learn new things and give you love in return for your time.

The rewards are many. A sense of humour is needed, along with common sense and a love of dogs. Apart from that, we will guide you through caring for a hound and will always be at the end of the phone to support you.

Please share and help spread the word, or contact us if you think you can help. Thank you. P.S. A home check will be required for all potential foster carers

Can you offer Orla a forever home?

Can you offer Orla a forever home? Orla is a 2 year old lurcher (probably whippet x staffi) who had a terrible start to her life.

Orla was confined to a crate in a kitchen and received no socialising at all. She had one walk in a year. Due to this, Orla can become worried around other dogs and can react, especially on the lead.

Orla is looking for a home where someone is around a lot of the time, as she is very clever and can get bored. Orla would love a job, so agility could be possible or flyball.

As Orla is only a pup, she really deserves a chance at a happy life. Orla is currently being cared for by Brysons Animal Shelter, but is struggling in kennels as she is craving love. The wonderful staff and volunteers at Brysons do everything they can, but Orla needs a forever home and a sofa.

If you feel you can offer Orla her forever home, please contact Brysons Animal Shelter or ourselves for further information. Please share if you can’t help. Thank you.

Goodnight sweet Angel

We had some tragic news this week regarding a lovely G.R.A.C.E girl who has been living in her home for a number of years.

Angel was diagnosed with a mass in her liver after a sudden deterioration in her health. Her owner Joy had to take the sad decision to let her go peacefully. Goodnight sweet Angel.

GRACE Christmas Dog Show is a ‘greyt’ success

Thank you to everyone who supported us at our Christmas Dog Show. We made an impressive £519.94.

A special thanks to Yappy days for the use of their premises.

Details of all the class winners are featured on our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/RescueAGreyhound

Thank you Heartisan Events and Judges Hotel

Thank you to everyone who supported us at Judges Hotel Christmas Fayre, organised by Heartisan Events.

The total amount of donations, including 50% entrance fee was an amazing £540.37. A special thanks goes to Sarah Iveson for the invitation.

Thank you for raising much needed GRACE funds

Thank you to everyone, especially Doreen, who have helped to raise a total of £268.50 this week for GRACE. It really is appreciated in these difficult times.

The funds include: £30 donated back from bonus ball winnings from Teresa Acko; £20 from Susan McDonnell who shared her 100 club winnings; £20.50 from sales; £62 from a picture draw donated by Tracie Fenton; £29 from our weekly bonus ball and £107 from our weekly 100 club.

Also a big thank you to Julie Gressman for giving up her time to help Doreen out.

Thank you Laurena

Huge thanks to Laurena Brumpton for making and selling her ‘greyt’ knitted wares, which raised £36 for the hounds!