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‘Bone’ baton hits the Midlands!

Photo by Alan V Walker
Andy and daughter Robyne pictured with rescue Greyhound Patch, Grandma Kath,
and Virgin train workers Darren Nolan and Ian Thorpe

Monday November 20th saw the latest leg of the Greyhound Rescue West of England Bone Baton Relay, as the ‘Bone’ travelled from Bournemouth to Birmingham by courtesy of Virgin trains, carried by John Amos in the driver’s cab, writes Alan Walker.

Stopping at the various stations John photographed greyhounds that had been rescued and re-homed by GRWE with their new families.

Andy Selway is pictured at Coventry railway station with the ‘Bone’ and his four year old rescued Greyhound ‘Patch’, who was re-homed by Andy and his wife Mrs Nicola Selway-Walker in April this year. Their four year old daughter Robyne is the little girl cuddling Patch (the two are almost inseparable), pictured with Grandma Kath Walker, the Virgin train driver Darren Nolan and Ian Thorpe the Driver Manager.

The GWRE Bone Baton relay was launched at Crufts 2006 to celebrate its 10th anniversary and to publicise the charity’s work and raise awareness of the plight of the more unfortunate greyhounds. The commemorative ‘Bone’ was generously donated by the world famous Bristol Blue Glass Co, the aim being to see how many miles the ‘Bone’ can travel and be photographed with as many GRWE supporters, helpers and greyhounds as possible.

Since Crufts the bone has been to Stapeley Water Gardens in Somerset, along the Bridgewater Canal, been on the Marcos Car Club convoy from Chippenham to Stoneleigh, toured Bristol Docks, attended the Clevedon Festival, travelled on the sea going steam paddle steamer Waverley from Cleveland to Ilfracombe and done the GRWE Annual show; to mention just a few legs of the relay to date!