Paul Smith


Greyhound Trust
The Greyhound Trust was founded in 1975, since when we are proud to have found over 70,000 loving homes for greyhounds. Each year, we home approximately 4,500 ex-racing greyhounds and help hundreds more, but there are many more that still need us. Our Mission To provide ex-racing greyhounds with bright futures in loving homes. Our Vision A day when every ex-racing greyhound has a loving home.
The Finlay Cooper Fund
The Fund set up by Colin and Julie Cooper in memory of their son in 2006 raises money to help support childrens' causes of all types.
Only 0 days to go!

Please note Virgin Money Giving isn't responsible for the content fundraisers post on their pages, but if you see something you feel is offensive or inappropriate, please let us know and we'll look into it.

Lord Smythe's Longest Day Longest Run

Paul Smith

My page:

Saturday June 21st - The Longest Day I shall attempt to run my Longest Run!

Starting at one minute past midnight I shall set out to run 100 miles on an athletics track!

Venue will be Graham Sports Centre Athletics Track, Maiden Castle, Durham.

100 miles.... 1 Day.... 2 Charities!

The chosen charities ......

Retired Greyhound Trust One dark November evening 2008 a greyhound literally turned up on the doorstep cold, wet, scared and hungry, obviuosyl surplus to racing requirements and abandoned. After providing shelter, bedding, food for the night, he was taken to the local kennels who provide a rehoming scheme if not claimed by the owner. After 9 days I returned to said kennels to find him still there looking for a home, so I claimed him, that greyhound is Prince Archie, he certainly "fell on his paws" that night and we have enjoyed great company together ever since. However, not all greyhounds are so lucky as Archie and RGT are dedicated for providing loving homes for greyhounds when their racing days are over.

Finlay Cooper Fund Formed in August 2006 by former Middlesbrough player and now current Hartlepool United manager Colin Cooper and his wife Julie in memory of their son after having tragically lost Finlay through a choking accident. The fund requires much needed finance to help children's charities throughout the region.

You will appreciate that my challenge is a tough challenge and hopefully my efforts will be rewarded by your kind generosity, so please donate and help me to help these two chosen and worthy charities.

Thank you,


Recent donors

31.07.14 Addition of all cash donations £165 - thank you to everyone who supported me and contributed to the fundraising! Finlay Cooper Fund, Retired Greyhound Trust and myself are most grateful for you generosity!


05.07.14 Well my wish came true! Not one, but three paintings sold - so here's some more for you!

02.07.14 Inspirational stuff. You're a hero x

01.07.14 Well done Paul!

29.06.14 Wish that it could be more, my Lord. If someone buys a nice big painting this week I promise to send some more! x

29.06.14 Fantastic work Paul, we absolutely loved that you finished it off, must have been so tough. Congratulations.

29.06.14 Complete respect!

29.06.14 Well done Paul, fantastic effort! I'd be proud of that mileage in a month never mind a bl**dy day!

28.06.14 Well done Paul, I admire your strength and determination and your support to fund raising! You should be really proud of yourself xxx

25.06.14 Well done! Legend


25.06.14 Well done Paul. A tremendous achievement! Don't be too hard on yourself.

24.06.14 Well done Paulie, fabulous achievement. Me, Mark, Princess Harriet and Mad Cara all incredibly proud of you xxx

24.06.14 well done Paulus, massive achievement!

23.06.14 Well done Paul, outstanding performance. Don't know where you get your motivation, determination and crazy ideas from but I truly admire them!

23.06.14 Yer a machine - mad - but a machine!

23.06.14 Fantastic Paul, really well done x

23.06.14 Run Poolie Run!! Well done mate, fantastic effort!!

23.06.14 Well done Lord Smythe! An awesome achievement. Hope you are not suffering too much!

23.06.14 in awe of you


23.06.14 Good Luck xxx

23.06.14 A courageous effort mate! Well done.

23.06.14 Well done mate, cracking acheivement :-)


Running total

Total raised incl. Gift Aid:
Total donors:
Last donor:
Lord Smythe
Offline fundraising: