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Six devotees receive national charity award

Left to right: Liz Redpath (Portsmouth Retired Greyhound Trust), Pat Bannister (Wimbledon Greyhound Welfare), Johanna Beumer (Walthamstow Homefinding Scheme), Ivor Stocker (Director, Retired Greyhound Trust), Tony Lunn (Sheffield Retired Greyhound Trust), Peter Bussey (Friends of Crayford Retired Greyhounds)

Six branch co-ordinators of the Retired Greyhound Trust have received a prestigious award - the Services to Retired Greyhounds Award. Peter Bussey (Friends of Crayford Retired Greyhounds), Don Ferguson (Edinburgh Retired Greyhound Trust), Liz Redpath (Portsmouth Retired Greyhound Trust), Tony Lunn (Sheffield Retired Greyhound Trust), Johanna Beumer (Walthamstow Homefinding Scheme) and Pat Bannister (Wimbledon Greyhound Welfare) all help to co-ordinate the work of regional branches of the charity which finds homes for ex-racing greyhounds.

The awards were presented by industry body the British Greyhound Racing Board at a ceremony last month at the Hilton Brighton Metropole. The accolade is given annually to those who have gone the extra mile to promote the welfare of greyhounds.

"It gives me great pleasure to reward these six branch co-ordinators for the remarkable work they are doing for the welfare of ex-racing greyhounds. At the Trust we are indebted to our branches across the country and these awards recognise just some of the excellent activity taking place," comments Ivor Stocker, Director of the Retired Greyhound Trust.

Those wishing to find out more about the Retired Greyhound Trust or adopting a greyhound should call the Retired Greyhound Trust on 0870 444 0673 or visit www.retired