Longtails need loving homes
We rescue, rehabilitate and rehome around 150 abandoned, sick or ill-treated greyhounds and lurchers each year at the Sun Valley Kennels near Guildford in Surrey. We were founded in 1970 after the late Celia Cross found her first abandoned greyhound which had been left to die in a disused barn. A registered Charity since 1993, we are small, independent and rely entirely on the fundraising activities of our supporters.
COME & JOIN USThe annual Great British Greyhound Walk 23rd June 10.30am
As usual, we at Celia Cross/ Sun Valley will be walking from Newlands Corner
for the hour long walk. All hounds welcome.... Please come along and join
us. Let’s see if we can beat the 77 hounds that waked with us last year.
Refreshments will be available... £5 registration fee.
Come along for a really greyt afternoon. Bring a blanket and chill out in
our special allocated area of the park just for us.
Hope to see you all there.
Dorking Street Collection!
to Carol Jackson who organised the day as usual, and also to Freda Neal who
co-ordinated the collection in Bookham
Well done to all, especially the greyhounds, lurchers and whippets, who
braved the wet weather with their owners. Thank you to all.!!!!
Spring Open Day
Well what can I say, apart from How fabulous it was !!!!!
Thank you to EVERYONE who came along. It is always so wonderful to see so
many familiar faces, (2 & 4 legged) and meet so many new people too. I am
always genuinely so thrilled to see so many of our dogs visiting and looking
so Happy and fabulous.
Open days are not just about raising the much... needed money to look after
our Longtails, it is a day of celebrating how wonderful these dogs are; We
must have had over 100 dogs in the yard at one point and not an ounce of
trouble... Love them all Xxxx
NOW, the even more fabulous BIT....... With all your generosity and support
today we managed to raise a whopping.......... £10,199.05.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
£8000 of this was kindly donated by one lovely lady ( who until I know
whether she wants to be named will remain anon) Who has very generously
agreed to pay for the new kennel non slip flooring, so desperately needed for
the dogs & visitors safety.
Thank you also to all those who gave their time to help, and those who
kindly donated items. Our dogs are so lucky to have such amazing support.
I hope those who came enjoyed the day, and hopefully see you all again soon.
Don’t forget dates in your diary… 23rd June at Newlands Corner the annual
Great British Greyhound Walk.. And our Very own Fun Dog day at the Kennels - 29th June.... ALL BREEDS WELCOME..
See you all soon. xxx Jane
Spring Longtailsnews view or download Here
Kyra has gone to new home.. Bobo, Angel, Lilly all reserved
More Dog's News
Thank you so much for all the hard work that Emma & Laura put in at
the Donkey Derby day at Farnborough. They managed to raise a fabulous
£152.26. Sue Stevens provided the stall with one of her famous chocolate
overload cakes, which was raffled off. your cake and the winning couple
went away very happy. Thank you to everyone else who provide Emma & Laura
with goodies for the day, Thanks also to Chris & Fiona for taking along
Dreamer & Fairy xx
We are always looking for volunteers especially with fundraising, as without funds we would have no "award winning Charity" so please anyone who thinks that they can spare a few hours, making cakes, erecting tents, or thinking bigger; could you run a marathon, climb a mountain, jump out of a plane, anything to help raise money for our wonderful dogs..We really do need your help.
Phil Todd is raising money for Celia Cross Greyhound Trust by taking part in the 2013 Prudential Ride London-Surrey 100. Please SponsorHim with Virgin Money Giving.
Agility Classes for the Spring
Well it looks like we are finally getting sunshine!! We are trying to start some agility classes in our field. Hopefully starting the first Saturday in May, running from 4.30pm to 6pm. The plan is to begin with a six week course for £30 and see how successful it is. If you don't have a dog, but still want to come then we have some dogs in the kennels that would really enjoy it and benefit from joining in. If you would like to sign up , please email Nikki at firstname.lastname@example.org so that we know numbers and we can plan accordingly. Help raise some money for our Longtails as well as having some fun.