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David Jason provides generous boost
to Greyhound rehoming campaign

David Jason, one of Britain’s best-loved actors, has pledged his support to the work of the Retired Greyhound Trust, handing them a cheque for £250.

During a break in filming for the next series of Yorkshire Television’s, ‘A Touch of Frost’, at the Owlerton Stadium, Sheffield, the star handed over the money to Director of Racing, Dave Baldwin. The donation will go to the Sheffield branch of the Trust and will be used to help find homes for ex-racing greyhounds and look after dogs currently in the Trust’s care.

Dave Baldwin said "Thanks to David Jason and Yorkshire Television for this generous donation which will be put to good use at a grass roots level and benefit greyhounds that have actually raced here. We are grateful for their support in helping to raise awareness of the need to find homes for these lovely dogs."

The star is one of a growing number of celebrity supporters of the Trust’s work. Other known advocates include Jilly Cooper, Vinnie Jones and Philippa Forrester.

In fact, more and more famous faces are being pictured in the press with a greyhound by their side. It was recently revealed that Jade Jagger and actress, Jaye Griffiths, own pet greyhounds. Celebrities, like other greyhound owners, have probably been won over by their greyhound’s docile and gentle nature. Despite popular misconceptions, greyhounds take no more effort to look after than the average breed of dog, are friendly, loving animals and are happy with two 20-minute walks each day.

Those wishing to find out more about adopting a greyhound should contact The Retired Greyhound Trust on 0870 444 0673.