As a small rescue charity, run entirely by volunteers, we rely on the kindness and compassion of dog lovers for help and donations, whether money or items in kind.
We are also grateful support from volunteers. This might be to foster dogs; to walk or look after dogs at our meet and greet days; to transport dogs to and from fundraising events; to take photos for our website; to design or print leaflets or to create things we can sell to raise much needed funds. Whatever your talent, we really appreciate your help!
Every single penny we raise goes to the welfare of the dogs in our care. As well as paying for food, treats, toys and bedding, it helps to cover veterinary costs, such as neutering, vaccination, worming, flea treatment, plus any surgical procedures some of the greyhounds in our care need. You can make a financial donation as follows:
Direct bank transfer
Account name: G.R.A.C.E Greyhound Rescue
Sort code: 40-33-01
Account number: 83893448
Pay directly to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please post cheques payable to: ‘G.R.A.C.E Greyhound Rescue’ to Tracy Cook, G.R.A.C.E Greyhound Rescue, 29 Pine Road, Guisborough TS14 6JH
If you have some loose change, or want to make a bigger cash donation, please bring it along to one of our events. Or feel free to get in touch with us and we will be happy to collect it from you.
We always need foster carers to help look after and rehabilitate our dogs. This involves taking a dog 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 G.R.A.C.E. If you can offer a temporary home to a greyhound or lurcher, 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 and you could be helping a dog to regain their trust in humans. 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 sighthound and will always be at the end of the phone to support you.
If you can knit, we have a small dedicated team making knitted greyhounds and other items to sell. We are also looking for people with other crafty skills. For example, can you sew and able to make dog coats, collars or soft dog beds? This is your chance to show off your creative talents and help the G.R.A.C.E dogs!
Prizes and items to sell
We need items to sell, plus good quality things we can use as tombola and raffle prizes. So, if you have unwanted presents, or cupboards stuffed with items which are too good to throw away, why not donate them to G.R.A.C.E?
Perhaps you would like to hold your own event to raise money for G.R.A.C.E. Check out the ‘fundraising ideas’ page of our website (follow the link from our home page) to see how other people have helped through events such as coffee mornings, cake sales, sponsored walks, toy stalls, car boot stalls or selling items via Ebay.
If you are more computer literate, perhaps you could help with selling items via Ebay. Or perhaps you could help to write a blog.
Whatever your talent, a big thank you for caring. Any help you can give, or ideas you have, please let us know.