Fundraising & Volunteering

GRACE is run entirely by volunteers. Every penny we raise, and every item donated or sold, helps the dogs in our care. If you have a fundraising idea of your own to raise money for us, or would like to help in any other way, please get in touch. We hope these stories inspire you.

Tracy has rescued and rehomed over 3,000 greyhounds since setting up GRACE in 2011.
Gary supports Tracy in opening up their home to hounds in need. As well as taking care of the rescue, rehabilitation and rehoming process, they organise fundraising and awareness events.
As well as fostering and adopting hounds, Doreen and John organise regular fundraising activities and run our weekly bonus ball draw.
Jackie makes and sells greyhound-related items to raise funds.
Albert set up a stall at his junior school to sell toys to raise funds.
Pat sponsors and judges our fun dog show. She also provides the rosettes.
Stockton Central Library invited us to give a talk about GRACE and the plight of greyhounds.
Tricia helps keep our Facebook page up to date. She also supports our events; takes great photos for us and champions the plight of greyhounds.
Julie (right) has adopted two GRACE hounds and regularly supports our events.
Mel supports our events and helps out at our fundraising activities.
As well as helping at GRACE events, Ann makes beautiful handcrafted items to raise funds.
Michele and Becky are regular volunteers. They help Ruth run the refreshment stall at our fayres. Michele and her niece have also done a Boxing Day Dip to raise funds and Becky has fostered several GRACE hounds.
Emma looks after our website and publicity, as well as helping with fundraising and events.
Bill helps out at events
Phillip is running the London Marathon in April 2020 for GRACE – see our news page to find out how to donate.
Laurena organised a sponsored walk and is foster Mum to GRACE hound Sam until he finds his forever home.
Samantha helps on our fundraising stalls.
Kerrie donated handcrafted items for us to sell.
Residents at The Poplars Care Home in Thornaby knitted and donated beautiful blankets.
Kind-hearted Margaret supports lots of GRACE events and fundraising activities.
Linda adopted handsome GRACE boy Tag. She also supports and helps out at events.
Joe and Lill have adopted two GRACE hounds and regularly come to our events.
Dave and his family adopted GRACE boy Scholsie and support our events.
Ray, Ruth and their family have fostered several GRACE hounds. Ruth also runs the refreshment stall at our fayres.
We don’t want to reveal Santa Paws’ true identity, but he always visits our Christmas Fayre!
The Pop up Shop in Yarm invited us to have a fundraising stall for the day.
Wags & Whiskers organised a sponsored walk and fundraiser at their cafe in Stockton.
Smoggie Doggie Daycare in Middlesbrough let us use their venue for our fayres and fun dog shows.
Many people just love dogs, so they come to our events to help look after the hounds.

These are just a few of the people and organisations who have raised funds; provided a platform to spread the word or supported us in other ways. There are so many others too, including all of our wonderful GRACE foster and adoptive families. Sorry we can’t mention each person individually, but a ‘greyt’ big thank you to every single one of you!