August 2016

AFG SURREY AWARENESS/COLLECTION DAY REDHILL SURREY 01.08.2016

Lisa organized another awareness day with a street collection helped by other AfG supporters.
Lisa and the group are becoming well known all over Surrey with their regular awareness events, they always have a lot of regulars coming to speak with them and are always meeting new people especially in the holiday season which is when they have most of their events.
They always have great public support wherever they are.

 
AFG MONTHLY CHARITY STALL HAYMARKET NORWICH 04.08.2016

We are getting so well known now with our regular charity stall on the Haymarket in Norwich City Centre. It is now 16 years we have been using the stall.

We meet up with regular visitors as well as always meeting new people and many people make a special visit to the stall to make a fuss of our accompanying greyhounds should the weather be nice enough for them to be with us on the stall.

The success of the stall and all the bargains and often unique items we have for sale on the stall is due to the fact that we are fortunate to have some very lovely items donated to us to sell.

We now have an every growing list of merchandise in stock, mostly our own exclusive sighthound accessories and sighthound themed packs of cards of which most is on sale on our stalls as well as to be purchased from our website.

The hounds are often sporting our sighthound clothing so do a great job modeling and promoting it.
We always have the stall one Saturday per month (weather permitting) and sometimes in the Summer months we occasionally have the stall on a Thursday or a Tuesday.

 
AFG STALL COAST TO COUNTRY CAR BOOT SALE AYLSHAM NORFOLK 06.08.2016

We thought we would try a new car boot sale. This is one of a new set of car boot sales just starting up hoping to find venues across Norfolk and Suffolk for sites on the coast as well as in the country.

This one is located near Aylsham on a Saturday Morning for Spring and Summer and is on a beautiful field adjacent to a very busy garden centre. So not only did we have general car boot visitors but many of the garden centre customers came to look round too.

In a different area, so we met lots of new people so were able to raise even more awareness about AfG. Lots of people spent time paying attention to the hounds and paid them lovely compliments.

Many people were walking their dogs round with them too so it was nice to meet such a variety of dogs too.

At the end we had a lovely walk around the massive field with the hounds.

 
AFG STALL HARFORD BRIDGES CAR BOOT SALE NORWICH 07.08.2016

A lovely weather forecast for today so we made the most of it by doing a stall at this very busy popular car boot sale. We always find that good weather means more car boot goers attending and spending more time looking at the stalls.

We often get people donate to our collection containers if they cant see anything they want to buy.

Of course wherever we go we always meet new people as well as regular visitors to our stalls and are always able to issue our information leaflets to people who do not know of us.

 
AFG STALL CROMER CAR BOOT SALE CROMER FOOTBALL CLUB FIELD NORFOLK 09.08.2016

A beautiful day for a car boot sale with the hounds on the Norfolk coast, the car boot is held in the Summer on a Tuesday morning at the Cromer Football Club ground (opposite Cromer Hospital) it is a very popular holiday car boot sale as it has been running for many years.

We like to have a stall here at least once a year in the Summer holiday as we know people in the area like to keep in touch and keep up to date with what we are doing and of course, to make a fuss of the hounds who are with us on the day.

Our greyhounds had 2 little canine pals with them today on the stall and its always nice for people to see that greyhounds and tiny dogs can and do get on well together.

Over the years we have met people at this sale who have become adopters of AfG hounds and they have settled into their great forever homes across the beautiful Norfolk coast.

We had our Cool Houndz wet gear on a display table today and have sold several items, people were commenting on what a great idea they were.

 
AFG AWARENESS/COLLECTION WEEK WROXHAM NORFOLK 12,13,14,16,17&18.08.2016

We had a glorious week for our annual August collection week at Wroxham.

Thanks to the great support of staff and management of Roys we are able to have a great space outside and under the cover of their store to accommodate us and more importantly to keep the hounds who joined us each day, happy and comfortable.

We were joined two of the days for a while by some of our foster hounds who are currently seeking their special forever homes.

Our 2017 calendar ‘Sighthound Survivors’ is now hot off the press so we launched it this week with the help of the promotion of an article about the calendar in our local newspaper. We sold several copies this week with lovely comments of how beautiful the images are.

This year all the photographs were take by a local photographer, Belinda Buxton at her studio in Wymondham, Norfolk.

Wroxham is a very popular tourist spot and so we always meet lots of new people from all over the country and some from overseas as well as all the local people.
Its nice to hear stories of their rescued sighthounds and other rescued dogs, some of who come along to see us for a sighthound get together.

On 17th we were joined by beautiful rescued greyhound Penny who is adopted from a local rescue by one of our supporters. We felt we knew Penny as we had often heard about her and seen photos of her over the years but this is the first time we had all met her and she soon settled herself in with our hounds as if she had always been with them. That’s what we call ‘The Sighthound Bond’.

 
AFG STALL CHARITY STALL HAYMARKET NORWICH 20.08.2016

Our last stall for this month in Norwich City centre with beautiful weather meaning the City was very busy and we had lots of visitors to our stall with our accompanying hounds receiving lots of attention.

Lots of copies of our new 2017 calendar sold with people meeting two of our hounds who were with us featured on the calendar.

For some reason our packs of Christmas cards were very popular today, probably because there were a lot of holiday makers in Norwich who took a liking to the cards.

This is good as all our cards have campaign awareness on the back.

 
AFG SURREY AWARENESS DAY/STREET COLLECTION DORKING SURREY 20.08.2016

Lisa organized another awareness and fundraising event again in Dorking helped on the day by other AfG supporters.

They had a very successful day and managed to issue hundreds of our information leaflets despite it being a drizzly, dull day and not being able to have their usual awareness spot due to road works taking place.

Never the less they managed to find a nice dry spot where they could display the awareness posters and the public soon realised they were there.

AfG Cinema Awareness Campaign 2
“The Race For Life”

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AfG Cinema Awareness Campaign 3
“Greyhounds – Dying to Entertain You”

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ADVANCED CAMPAIGN INFORMATION

Our two main Campaign Events for 2018 are:

  • “REMEMBER RUSTY” WEEKEND April Sat. 28th and Sun. 29th ( Remember Rusty Day May 2nd)
  • “GREYHOUND REMEMBRANCE WEEKEND” July Sat. 21st and Sun. 22nd

Please see the our ‘How you can help’ section for more details and contact AFG if you would like some of our awareness leaflets for distribution or display.

Please help with the WWW (Winning Words in the Workplace) campaign.