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Our Fundraisers Need Your Help!

The ‘Car Boot’ sales have re-opened and our fundraisers (Penny & Adrian) are back raising money for Greyhound Lifeline.

They have already banked a further £1016.00 today (Monday 3rd August) from the sales that they have already been too.

What an achievement! Thank you.

“Thank you” says Damsel.

Go, grab a bargain at Mytchett Car Boot Sale – every Saturday morning and say hello to Adrian.  This dedicated couple are hardworking and give up their time to support Greyhound Lifeline.

Contact details for dropping off Items please use: atc86@hotmail.com

Whilst we have been in Lockdown they have been sorting out the stock they have for these car boot sales.  They now need your help, as stock is running very low and they are keen to attend as many car boot sales as possible.

‘Please support us?’
Wolf asks all our supporters.

Below is a list of items that they CAN sell really quickly, in order, for those pennies to keep coming in:

DVDs & CDs (not Videos)

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

Watches (pocket’ wrist’ working or not)

Kitchen small appliances & kitchenware

Tools ( garden or DIY) & Garden Ornaments

Boxed Games, Jigsaws & Children’s Toys

Smellies (boxed or single)

Cigar boxes *& Brass items

Dog leads, collars, toys, coats etc.

Oddments of wool (especially DK)

Please NOTE there are some items that the team CANNOT accept, these are:
Clothes
Books (Children’s & Adults)
Videos

“Thank you”

WE CANNOT ACCEPT ANY CAR BOOT ITEMS AT THE KENNELS; UNLESS IT HAS BEEN PRE-ARRANGED WITH PENNY, ADRIAN OR THE KENNEL MANAGERS.

If you have any items that you are able to donate or if you unsure if your item can be used please email the couple on  atc86@hotmail.com.  They will answer your email as soon as possible.  The couple will inform you where you can drop off your donations or if local they may be able to collect from you.

Donated items for kennel usage or sales will still be accepted at the kennels & will be very much appreciated.  Thank you.

We thank you all for your support during this difficult period, every donation sold will continue to support the greyhounds in our care.

“Thank you Everyone, we may get more sweeties!” Fearghal says.

PLEASE BE AWARE THAT GREYHOUND LIFELINE IS CLOSED TO MOST VISITORS, DOG WALKERS AND MOST KENNEL HANDS.

We hope you and your loved ones remain healthy during this crisis and we look forward to the day when it is safe to resume normal service. Greyhound Lifeline may be closed to most people however please rest assured that the greyhounds in our care are being well cared for and plenty of times for cuddles!

The kennel day shift has been modified for our current situation, however they will all be cleaned out, fed, groomed, exercised, being given play time with people and of course tooth cleaning too. The only thing they are going without is the same thing as us; group interaction with different people.

The small team of kennel hands, will work in isolation with a kennel manager on standby for emergencies.

You can follow Greyhound Lifeline on our Facebook Page and on this website.

We will keep you updated on all the dogs in our care, including new arrivals, everyday excitement at the kennels and in our foster homes and greyhounds that become reserved or homed.

DURING THIS DIFFICULT PERIOD WE ARE STILL OPEN FOR GREYHOUND ADOPTION ENQUIRIES, VIEWINGS, HOMINGS AND THE SALE OF DOG FOOD AND GOODS. WE ASK YOU TO BE PATIENT WITH US AS WE HAVE CHANGED HOW WE NORMAL WORK TO ENSURE EVERYONE IS AT MINIMAL RISK.

TO BUY ITEMS FROM OUR SHOP, INCLUDING THE SALE OF DOG FOOD WE ARE ASKING YOU TO PRE-BOOK YOUR ARRIVAL, INFORM US THE ITEMS YOU REQUIRE AND PAY BY BANK TRANSFER IF POSSIBLE BEFORE ARRIVING.

PLEASE RING 07769348310 OR

EMAIL US ON enquiries@greyhoundlifeline.co.uk.

WE WILL GIVE YOU INSTRUCTIONS ON THE PHONE TO WHAT WE ARE ASKING YOU TO DO ON ARRIVAL AT THE KENNELS.

A BIG THANK YOU GOES OUT TO OUR SMALL DEDICATED TEAM WHO HAVE AGREED TO HELP THE GREYHOUNDS AND US, KEEP THE CENTRE OPEN WHICH HAS THEREFORE MEANT MORE GREYHOUNDS FINDING THEIR NEW FAMILES.

We are very grateful for the numerous offers of help we have and continue to receive, but we do need everyone except our small team of volunteer kennel hands to stay away. This minimises the risk of infection to them and maximises the well-being of our dogs who are totally reliant on these seven people.

New Dogs:

Wolf, Damsel, Demi, Rig

Wolf

Homed Dogs:

Jackson and Ciao.

Cioa

Homings:

The lockdown has severely limited our capability to home our lovely greyhounds using our normal procedures. If you are interested in adopting one of our hounds, please get in contact with us by either phoning – 07769348310 or by email on enquiries@greyhoundlifeline.co.uk. We can discuss with you, how you can move forward, with adopting one of our greyhounds. We will treat each enquiry on an individual basis and we can discuss with you different options that are available for your circumstances.

Events:

All Greyhound Lifeline fundraising and awareness events are cancelled until further notice. If you have committed to helping us or visiting us at one of our events please keep the dates noted. The future status of events will be determined by both a risk assessment and Government guidelines.

Appeals:

We are now collecting again, for saleable items, for our dedicated couple to sell in order to make funds for Greyhound Lifeline.  If you have something that you can donate, that is on the list (at the top) of this page, please email the team on: atc86@hotmail.com. Please note WE CANNOT accept items for car boot sales at the kennels. 

Donated items for kennel usage or sales will still be accepted at the kennels & will be very much appreciated.  Thank you.

Bedding:

WE CANNOT ACCEPT ANYMORE DONATIONS OF BEDDING AT THE MOMENT, WE ARE VERY MUCH APPRECIATIVE TO THE PEOPLE WHO HAVE ALREADY DONATED.  WE WILL LET YOU KNOW WHEN WE HAVE SPACE FOR MORE BEDDING.

Toys:

During this difficult time we are busy finding new ways to entertain the greyhounds and have different activities each day.

Our greyhounds love to play with humans and with toys, you can imagine how many toys we get through!  Some of our dogs try to gain more toys in their beds by pinching a few when playing in the sand paddock.  How can you say no to this adorable face!

Fearghal showing us his football skills

Fearghal has been asked by his kennel friends if he can ask for some more toys from our supporters. Please can we ask that no toy has any beans, batteries or anything hard that may come off after a greyhound has been playing with it!  The kennel hands would like to ask for non squeaky toys!

If you are able to donate please email us on: enquiries@greyhoundlifeline.com or by phone on 07769348310.

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