Celia Cross Greyhound Trust

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Registered address
Sun Valley Farm Shere Road,West Clandon
Guildford,Surrey
GU4 8SH

Phone
01483 222 832

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Charity number
1020383

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The Celia Cross Greyhound Trust rescues, rehabilitates and rehome around 200 abandoned, sick or ill-treated Greyhounds and Lurchers each year at our Sun Valley Kennels based in Guildford, 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. The Sun Valley Kennels are now in the safe hands of Jane Thompson, who has worked with dogs for well over 20 years. She is supported by her kennel staff, board of trustees and an extensive team of valued volunteers. "I feel blessed that I have the chance to spend everyday living and working with these wonderful dogs, carrying on the legacy that meant so much to Celia and touched the hearts of so many others. For me it is a lifestyle that I wouldn't change for the world, seeing these dogs leave with their tails wagging, off to live in their new forever homes, after such an awful start, rehabilitaion at the kennels is only the start for these wonderful dogs.

 “Many people think that rescue centres for dogs are sad and depressing places, but it is always important to remember that these centres play an essential part in today’s society. It is very sad that there are so many dogs looking for new homes; however people should never loses sight of the fact that without rescue centres these dogs would stand no chance of a new home. Thinking of a rescue centre in this light can transform the experience in visiting them, when people think of a visit to a rescue centre as a positive thing, they are more likely to go and visit, and offer their support"

We work 365 days a year caring for these dogs, and have to find every penny that we spend. Like everone we are finding the current financial climate very hard to make ends meet, That is why is is crucial that we work as a team to raise as much funds as possible for these fabulous dogs. Jane

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