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THE BIG WALK 2024

We are very proud to announce our BIG event of the year…. ‘THE BIG WALK’.

6 brave volunteers will walk 40 miles in 32 hours on the 31st Aug – 1st Sep 2024.

We have an excellent support team who will support the walkers and greyhounds along the way.

In 2022 we moved from our old kennels in Fleet to our new home in Southampton.  To celebrate this we are embarking on ‘THE BIG WALK’ by walking the 40 miles between our old home and new.

We are aiming to raise £4,000, £100 for every mile!

This money will go towards buying a paddock for our dogs to do what they love – run free!

Please join us and support the team by donating to this excellent cause.

The walkers are working hard, ensuring the route is feasible and are training each week ready for the start date.

More information will be available nearer the time on timings and the route, it would be lovely if you could meet us along the way and support the team.

Summer Fair Thank You:

We had a fantastic Summer Fair weekend.
It was lovely to see so many familiar faces and new ones too!  Over the weekend the team raised £2,608.44 which is a fantastic amount.
Thank you to everyone who came along and joined in the fun.  The Bonio and Spoon race was a popular event over the weekend!

Walking Our Kennel Greyhounds:

If you would like to help walk our kennel greyhounds, please get in contact, we are always looking for new volunteers to help us and the greyhounds certainly enjoy their 1:1 attention.  All walks are local to Southampton and take place within a group situation.

Our Car-Boot Team need your HELP:

Their stock is pretty low which means they will soon not be able to attend anymore car-boot sales and therefore not be able to raise funds for our kennel dogs.  We desperately need your help.  If you have any items that are suitable for car-boot sales, please get in contact.

The following items are needed:

Jewellery (real or costume) includes broken gold/silver etc.

Watches (pocket’ wrist’ working or not)

Kitchen small appliances & kitchenware

Small Electronics

Phones, Cameras and Laptops

Tools (garden or DIY) & Garden Ornaments

Boxed Games, Jigsaws & Children’s Toys

Smellies (boxed or single)

Cigar boxes & Brass items

Vinyls

Dog leads, collars, toys, coats etc.

We cannot take – books, CD’s, clothes or shoes.

If your item is not on this list please do email in and ask if we can take it.

Please email [email protected] or alternatively contact us on [email protected]. These items are vital to our success as they bring in considerable and much needed funds for the greyhounds in our care.

Supporting Greyhound Lifeline:

If you would like to support the work that we carry out, knowing 100% of your donation will be spent on the care and welfare of our kennel greyhounds then please consider being a ‘Friend of Greyhound Lifeline’.  Click on the link to find out more about this scheme.

We have a range of other ways to support our work which are all really quick and easy to do.  Click on the link to find out more – How To Help Us.

Street Collections & Events for 2024:

Sunday 21st July – Shirley’s Big Green Carnival.

Shirley Big Carnival

We are calling all greyhound owners to come and join us for this event.  The organisers of this event would like our greyhounds to be involved in the walking procession and around the fair ground too.  We would love if you could join us by bringing your greyhound(s) to this event and joining in with the greyhound parade.  Please get in contact if you intend to attend this event so we can give you more information about the parades.  It would be fantastic if the greyhound parade was super long!

Saturday 17th August – Hedge End – Marks & Spencer’s.

Saturday 7th September – Jollyes in Totton.

Saturday 14th September – Fleet Street Collection.

Saturday 28th & Sunday 29th September – Haskins, West End.

Sunday 29th September – Global Greyhound Walk – Lyndhurst

Saturday 12th October – Meadows, Camberley.

Saturday 19th & Sunday 20th October – Brambridge Garden Centre.

Saturday 2nd November – Southampton Street Collection.

Saturday 9th November – Hedge End – Marks & Spencer’s

Saturday 16th November – Jollyes in Totton.

Saturday 23rd November – Winchester Street Collection.

Sunday 1st December – Greyhound Lifeline’s Christmas Fair.

Saturday 7th December – Meadows, Camberley.

Saturday 14th December – Farnborough Street Collection.

Friday 20th December – Greyhound Lifeline’s Greyhounds Christmas Party.

Our next nail clipping session in Fleet is:

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Our next nail clipping session in Southampton is:

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We are looking for volunteers to join our fundraising team and help at our street collections both around Southampton and also around the Fleet area.  If you would like to find out more, please see poster below.

GL Volunteering Poster

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Our Organised Walks:

We will provide more information about each walk, on our Facebook Page, during the week leading up to each one.

Godshill, New Forest Walk in April.

Sunday 28th July – 4pm – Bolderwood, New Forest

Sunday 18th August – 4pm – Wilverley Plain

Sunday 29th September – 11am – Great Global Greyhound Walks

Sunday 27th October – 2pm – Potterne Park, Verwood

Sunday 24th November – 2pm – Burley, New Forest

Thursday 26th December – Boxing Day Walk at 11am – Sandbanks.

New Arrivals:

Duke, Zuzu and Gigi.

Reserved Greyhounds:

Violet, Stella, Zuzu and Gigi.

Homed Greyhounds:

Milton, Bear, Giant, Troy and Tinker Bell.

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