Major boost for Aberdeenshire greyhound rescue volunteers

Diane Henderson, centre,  who founded the volunteer group,  with Anne Cullen, left, and Annie Bett at the fundraiser.
Diane Henderson, centre, who founded the volunteer group, with Anne Cullen, left, and Annie Bett at the fundraiser.

A GREYHOUND rescue group in the North-east has received a major boost from a fundraising event.

A coffee day and crafts held in Ellon’s Kirk Centre on Saturday brought in around £600 for Give a Greyhound a Home (GAGAH).

The group is run entirely by volunteers and has rehoming centres for greyhounds and lurchers in Methlick, Memsie and Huntly.

Diane Henderson founded the organisation in 1999 with the aim of raising awareness about the plight of racing greyhounds and ex-working lurchers, and to save as many as possible.

She said they were delighted by the response from the Ellon public to Saturday’s fundraiser.

Diane, who is based at Methlick, told the Times: “The group is run by volunteers so to raise £600 is a great help to us.

“We take in greyhounds which have been retired from racing in Glasgow. At the moment we have six dogs in Methlick, and three each in Memsie and Huntly.”

Further details about the group can be obtained from www.gagah.co.uk