Money will fund refurbishment

ON October 22 the Brighton Retired Greyhound Trust Appeal held a street collection and awareness day in Terminus Road.

We collected an amazing amount of £426.35 thanks again to the generosity of the people of Eastbourne.

Thanks must also be given to the 11 people who came along with their hounds to help and speak to the many people who stopped to enquire about homing one of these gentle dogs.

We are pleased to let everyone know that the money collected will be going towards the refurbishment of the individual kennels at the re homing centre at Albourne.

Specifically, the repair and replacement of the beds on which the hounds sleep.

You will also be aware that I have appealed for old, clean duvets and duvet covers via the Eastbourne Herald.

So far more than 300 duvets and 200 covers along with towels and blankets have been received.

Thanks to all readers and also some charity shops and hotels who have donated.

If any of your readers are clearing their old duvets and or covers and are willing to donate them to our kennels, they can contact me on 640387 and arrangements can be made to deliver (in Eastbourne) or to collect.

We will need plenty during the oncoming winter.

The duvets are used as bedding which the hounds can cuddle into during the cold weather. The covers protect the duvets and extend their useful lives.

We have an industrial washing machine donated to enable us to wash the covers.

Last week, I was advised that our tumble drier, essential in cold and wet weather to dry the covers, has given up the ghost.

If there is anyone or business in the area that would be willing to donate a new or good reconditioned drier (industrial quality would be really great), we would be especially grateful.

The Trust is also holding a Meet and Greet day at ESK Courtlands Road and at Pets at Home, Bexhill, both on November 26.

People can come along and find out about the Trust and meet some local greyhounds who retired from racing and are now living in the Eastbourne and Bexhill areas.

The Trust has homed more than 100 hounds so far this year, however there are always many still waiting to be given forever homes

More details about how to adopt a greyhound can be found on our website www.brighton.retiredgreyhounds.co.uk

CHRIS OSMAN

Whitley Road.