Greyhound gang take a lead in supporting charity efforts across North Herts

PUBLISHED: 11:58 13 May 2016

Greyhound Rescue West of England supporters raised £400 with a collection in Hitchin town centre on May 8. Pictured are Carol Martin, Ross Martin, Ken Baldock, Bryan Pickard, Alison Woodley, Sandra Morrison and Martine Beecroft

Greyhound Rescue West of England supporters raised £400 with a collection in Hitchin town centre on May 8. Pictured are Carol Martin, Ross Martin, Ken Baldock, Bryan Pickard, Alison Woodley, Sandra Morrison and Martine Beecroft

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The advice is never to work with children or animals – but charity supporters failed on both scores in Saturday’s sunshine.

Supporters of the eastern region of Greyhound Rescue West Of England, which helps find homes for greyhounds and lurchers, set out their stall in Hitchin’s Market Place on Saturday as part of a continuing fundraising and awareness drive that regularly takes in North Herts towns.

They shared the town centre space with a charity fair supported by the town’s primary schools, and collected more than £400 from shoppers and visitors.

Many of the dogs the charity works to rehome have either retired from racing or never make it to the track, but fans say they make ideal pets – greyhounds are typically gentle, laidback and very affectionate. To find out more about the work of the charity, which is 20 years old this year, visit www.grwe.com.

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