Greyhound Trust South Lakes
Charity numbers:  269668 & SCO4404
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Fostering and Homing Greyhounds in Cumbria and the South Lakes

This website covers all the Greyhounds coming to the branch from 1st January 2018. To see the 500+ Greyhounds homed between July 2004 and December 2017 visit ourgreyhounds.co.uk

 Events held


 
 
Sunday 9th June 2019
Sizergh Castle, Nr. Kendal
Took part in the GGGW (Great Global Greyhound Walk)
Where Greyhounds all around the world go walking on the same day and the numbers counted.  Along with volunteers from our branch a great day was had by all - having met in the car park 97 hounds turned up for the walk with their owners and £184.10 raised, split 50/50 to our branch and the GGGW.
This worldwide annual dog walking event has the aim of raising awareness of greyhounds as great pets.  It had every reason to celebrate its10th year with an overall attendance of 8,795 hounds that smashed the previous highest total (recorded last year) by over 2,400!
Our branch walk was the 6th largest GGGW walk in the U.K.

Link to a Newspaper Article
 
1st and 2nd June 2019
Country Fest

Westmorland County Show Ground, Crooklands, Kendal LA7 7NH
With the kind assistance
of Highgate Veterinary Clinic, Kendal we shared their stand and people came to see the Greyhounds and tested their luck with our fundraising tombola 'Tree of Fortune'
Thank you to everyone who came and supported us.
Country Fest 2019  
 
Sunday 12th May 2019
Arnside
Everyone met at the end of the pier on the promenade.
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plit into two groups, one did a short walk round the village while the other did a longer one through Grubbins Wood finishing off with fish and chips, tea, coffee and cakes.
42 Greyhounds attended
£103.16 raised. 
Thank you to everyone who came and enjoyed the day.
 
Sunday 14th April 2019
Cartmel
Met in the car park by the racecourse (LA11 6QB)

36 greyhounds, a whippet and a collie-cross:-
Charlie, Razzle, Harmony, Blue, Katie, Monty, Rebel, Rudi, Sonny, Eric, Harvey, Skye, Oliver, Murphy, George, Kit, Queenie, Lady, Kitty, Davy, Poppy, Chester, Lara, Lass, Thor, Lucy, Dora, Fleck, Jet, Farloe, Sasha, Stevie, Lucy, Jacko, Maisie, Bailey, Clyde and Bonnie
Thank you to everyone who came and enjoyed the day.
 
Sunday 10th March 2019
Settle
Met at 11:00 hours, Swimming Pool Car Park, Kendal Road, Giggleswick BD24 0BU
Lunch at the Talbot Pub afterwards.
Thank you to everyone who came and enjoyed the day
 
Pet Blood Bank Donation Session
Wednesday 16th January 2019
Highgate Vets @ Beezon Road, Kendal, Cumbria LA9 6BW
Ring the Blood Bank office T: 01509 232222 to register for a future session.
A big thank you to all the greyhounds and other breeds of dogs who gave blood, each one with the potential of saving 4 lives.
Thank you to everyone who came and participated.
 
Sunday 10th February 2019 - Monthly Walk
Heysham
 
SUNDAY 13th JANUARY 2019 - Monthly Walk
Walney Island, Barrow-in-Furness
38 dogs attended
£40.00 raised
Lunch at Moat Farm
     
SUNDAY 9th DECEMBER 2018 - Monthly Walk
Grange-Over-Sands
Setting off at 11:00 hours
Starting in the car park in front of the Commodore Inn (LA11 6DY) and walking along the Promenade.
     
SATURDAY 8th DECEMBER 2018
Branch Christmas Meal
Derby Arms, Witherslack LA11 6RH
     
SUNDAY 2nd DECEMBER 2018
Teeth Cleaning, Nail Clipping and Ear Cleaning Session.
Started at 2pm at Beech Hill House, Witherslack LA11 6RH
Minimum donation per dog was £10.00 and £98.00 was raised in total.
SATURDAY 24th NOVEMBER 2018
Pets at Home Store, Kendal
10:00 to 16:00 hours
Meet 'n' Greet the Greyhounds, 'Tree of Fortune' tombola and Christmas cards on sale
     
SUNDAY 11th NOVEMBER 2018
Keswick CA12 4NF
Setting off at 11:00 hours from the Museum and Art Gallery in Keswick and walking in the direction of Threlkeld along the old railway line.
     
SUNDAY 14th OCTOBER 2018
Warton Cragg LA5 9RY
Set off at 11:00 hours and walked up Warton Cragg Nature Reserve, Cragg Road, Warton (LA5 9RY). Tea and coffee with cakes and biscuits were available afterwards and £27.50 was raised.
     
Pet Blood Bank Donation Session
Wednesday 26th September 2018
Highgate Vets @ Beezon Road, Kendal, Cumbria LA9 6BW
Ring the Blood Bank office T: 01509 232222 to register for a future session.
A big thank you to all the greyhounds and other breeds of dogs who gave blood, each one with the potential of saving 4 lives.
     
SUNDAY 23rd SEPTEMBER 2018
Teeth Cleaning, Nail Clipping and Ear Cleaning Session.
Started at 2pm at Beech Hill House, Witherslack LA11 6RH
Minimum donation was £10.00 and £98.00 was raised in total.
     
SUNDAY 9th SEPTEMBER 2018
Monthly Walk and hotdogs at Bardsea

Set off at 11:00 hours and parked opposite the Olde Mill at Bardsea. Postcode: LA12 9RB
Hot
dogs (a kind donation from Julie Barrow) and drinks were available midway through the walk.  A donation can was on hand and our branch Christmas cards were on sale.
     
SATURDAY 25th AUGUST 2018
Malhamdale Show

Malham, Yorkshire Dales BD23 4DA
Meet 'n' Greet, Tombola, Tree of Fortune, Items for sale
This is the 2nd time we've been to Malhamdale Show and the weather was kind to us all.
Many greyhounds came along to the stand to let everyone see what super pets they've made.
SUNDAY 12th AUGUST 2018
Monthly Walk and BBQ at Orton, Penrith

Turnout -
20 owners and 19 Greyhounds:
Davy, Mo, Nula, Blue, Poppy, Lara, Chester, Lass, Oliver, Monty, Rebel, Debbie, Harmony, Murphy, Kitty, Dave, Charlie, Snowy and Belle


Monthly walk started
at All Saints Church at 11:00 for 11:15 departure. The full circular walk was approx. 4.5 miles and had a couple of steep sections leading up to Beacon Hill Monument, but the rest was easy going. Various shortcuts were available and everyone made sure on the day that nobody was left behind or struggling. The suggested alternative shorter route cut underneath Orton Scar at Broadfell to the top of Street Lane, then back into village.

Initially due to the bad weather forecast the planned barbeque was cancelled.  However, the day was more kind than anticipated so while everyone went on the walk Bob got the barbeque working so there were sausages and burgers ready for everyone on their return.
     
SATURDAY 27th JULY 2018 -
PENRITH Showground,
Penrith, Cumbria
Our first stand at the Penrith Show.
Meet 'n' Greet
Tombola
Tree of Fortune
Guess the biscuits in the jar
Items for sale

After a super dry few weeks the day of our show brought rain and all the volunteers who attended did extremely well under the circumstances. £206.26 was raised.
     
SUNDAY 8th JULY 2018
Monthly walk around Witherslack
Met near the Derby Arms Pub car park and took a stroll through Latterbarrow Nature Reserve, Halecat Woodlands and the surrounding area. Completing the circle at the Derby Arms where everyone met afterwards for a drink and a snack.
     
SATURDAY 30th JUNE & SUNDAY 1st July 2018
TOMBOLA
'Meet 'n' Greet'
Pets at Home store in Kendal - LA9 6DU

     
SUNDAY 24th JUNE 2018
CAKE STALL - home made cakes and biscuits
GUESS THE NUMBER OF BISCUITS IN THE JAR - win the jar of biscuits & 2 bottles wine.
TREE OF FORTUNE - find the £10.00 notes  & gift voucher - a prize every time.
'Meet 'n' Greet'
Pets at Home store in Kendal - LA9 6DU

     
SATURDAY 16th JUNE 2018
10:00 to 16:00 hours
A 'Meet and Greet' at the Pets at Home store in Kendal - LA9 6DU
 
Pet Blood Bank Donation Session
Wednesday 13th June 2018
Highgate Vets @ Beezon Road, Kendal, Cumbria LA9 6BW
Ring the Blood Bank office T: 01509 232222 to register for a future session.
A big thank you to the 12 dogs who gave blood, each one with the potential of saving 4 lives.
     
MONTHLY WALK
SUNDAY 10th JUNE 2018  - Sizergh
(This walk is registered with the Great Global Greyhound Walk)

Setting off at 11:00 hours from the car park near the cafe the walk took a route around the fields and woodland surrounding Sizergh Castle. It started and finished at the cafe where everyone met afterwards for a drink, a snack and to let the dogs shelter in the shade under the trees.
We are pleased to announce that 37 greyhounds turned out on what can easily be said was an extremely hot day.  A couple of dogs suffered from the heat but with plenty of water and wet towels to hand they were okay.
     
MONTHLY WALK
Sunday 13th MAY 2018 - 
Arnside - LA5 0HA
11:00 hours. - meeting at the end of the pier under the flagpole
We returned to Arnside after our first attempt in September 2017 was thwarted by torrential rain. This time we had a beautiful day, 36 greyhounds turned up and we managed the full walk. As usual there was a shorter option for those not wanting to do a long walk and the full walk took roughly 1.5 hours.
Various free parking options
were along the promenade and a free car park was opposite the Fish & Chip Cafe on Station Road alongside the estuary. Tea, coffee and cakes were brought by the volunteers and were available afterwards for a donation.  This made us a whopping £65.43 and all the proceeds going towards the care and homing of the greyhounds at the branch.
A big thank you to all who attendended and all who donated the cakes and biscuits to go with the tea and coffee.
     

MONTHLY WALK
Sunday 8th APRIL 2018 -
Windermere area