Our wish list
This section is designed to address the charity's ongoing need for items we would be very grateful to receive and which will help us carry out valuable work to rescue and support greyhounds and lurchers.
If you think you can help, simply send us an email saying what type of item or help you are able to offer. Your email will be forwarded to the appropriate contact, who will be in touch with you as soon as they can.
It woud be very helpful if you can include a telephone contact (preferably landline) number in your email response. Many thanks!
Items for kennel dogs
We are always hugely grateful to receive donations of collars, coats, leads, muzzles and harnesses, that we can use to keep our costs down in kennels. All our dogs are rehomed with a muzzle and sometimes our kennel leads get taken home too! It's expensive to have to replace them and we would welcome donations. So if you have some spare collars and leads, or are from a company able to donate these items, then please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
We would also love our dogs to have extra stimulation whilst in kennels waiting for their forever homes to come along. If you are an individual or company able to donate agility equipment, toys or other ways of enriching our dogs’ environment, we would be delighted! If you can help then please email us at email@example.com
Seeking tomobola prizes
GRWE volunteers all over the country are busy organising fundraising events for 2013, and need donated items to use as prizes in our hugely successful tombolas.
We do need a large volume of prizes to keep things ticking over - for us to avoid spending any of our funds on buying the prizes, we'd be grateful for donations.
Toiletries, confectionery, stationery, bottles (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) are always popular, as welll as other items. Please remember GRWE when you are shopping, and are tempted by those BoGoF deals! Or if you have unwanted presents at the back of the cupboard we can always make use of them. Of course you can always donate or post store vouchers to us which we can use to purchase tombola items, at no cost to us!
Please bring anything you have along to any events you are attending - they will be gratefully received.
We are always on the look-out for:
- Fleecy material that we can make into dog beds
- Wool that our knitting volunteers can make into dog snoods for sale at GRWE fundraising events
- Duvets and blankets to keep our dogs warm in kennels
- Red fleecy fabric and white fur trim to be made into super Santa outfits for our Christmas fundraising! These are always a winner and help us raise funds and awareness for GRWE.
Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are able to donate any of these items.
Gold for Greyhounds
Do you have unwanted gold jewellery taking up space in your jewellery box? Odd earrings, broken chains and bracelets or just things that you don't wear anymore?
GRWE is asking supporters to donate old, broken and unwanted pieces of gold which can be sold for money and the proceeds donated to GRWE. Old broken earrings or chains may be worthless on their own but as part of a collection of scrap gold they would provide GRWE with much needed funds.
So please think of us when going through your jewellery collection, this is a great way for GRWE and our needy hounds to benefit from your kind donation.
Any unwanted gold jewellery can be sent to: GRWE, PO Box 4243, Radstock BA3 3ZL. We recommend that you post using 'recorded signed for' service.
Please mark your envelope Treasure Chest Fund.
One of our volunteers in Lancashire is knitting snoods to keep hounds warm and sell to other hounds owners to help raise funds for GRWE. We are very dependent on donations of wool to keep our costs low and ensure all the profits from the sale of the snoods goes directly to the greyhounds.
Our wool stocks are now depleted and we are putting a call out to see if anyone out there could donate some wool to us - double knit or above is what we need.
Can you help?
Display Board Photographs and Stories...
We are in the process of updating our display board material and would love to hear from you if you have good photographs of your rescued hound which we could use.
Please include your rescue story to accompany the pictures so that we can show how you changed your dog's life, and possibly how he or she has changed your life too!
Please forward your submissions to the address below. You can either send original photographs (which will be returned to you if you enclose a stamped SAE), or you can scan the images and send them on a CD.
Either way be sure to include your articles with the photographs!
Please post to: Greyhound Rescue West of England, PO BOX 3695, BATH, BA2 8XJ or email them to email@example.com