Events

April 2016

AfG SHEFIELD STALL at TABLE TOP SALE, PENISTONE, NEAR SHEFIELD 10.04.16

Thanks to Rosemary and her mum for once again holding a stall at this annual indoor event which is growing ever more popular with stall holders and visitors. There are other charity and animal welfare stalls at this event so really good for raising awareness as well as funds.

Rosemary has items donated and she also collects items herself for her very popular tombola on the stall.

 

AfG’s STALL at SPROWSTON PARK AND RIDE CAR BOOT SALE 16.04.2016

Another great day at the very popular car boot sale which runs fro April until end of October.
We meet lots of local people as well as holiday makers and other visitors to the area.
Lots of people like to meet the hound who accompany us and many people have their own various hounds with them, so lots of socialising going on.

 

AfG’s MONTHLY STALL NORWICH CITY CENTRE 30.04.2016
Another busy day for us at the charity stall on Haymarket, Norwich and lovely warm weather all day which makes all the difference for the success of the stall.
We are lucky enough to have many wonderful items to sell which are kindly donated to us, as well as our ever growing unique, popular merchandise.

 

AfG in SURREY AWARENESS DAY/STREET COLLECTION IN CONJUNCTION WITH ‘ REMEMBER RUSTY’ WEEKEND 30.14.2016

Lisa and supporters from AfG in Surrey held a successful awareness day and street collection in the town centre in conjunction with this years Remember Rusty Weekend held by AfG every year over the nearest weekend to May 2nd to remember the plight of dear innocent young black greyhound, Rusty who was so brutally abused and tortured when no longer any use for greyhound racing.

Rusty was one of many thousands of greyhounds who are and will be used, abused and killed by the industry and all these, along with Rusty will be remembered.

March 2016

AfG’s MONTHLY CHARITY STALL NORWICH CITY CENTRE 26.03.2016
It’s always good to have mild, dry weather for our events and various stalls, which we were lucky enough to have today for this months stall at the charity stall on Haymarket Norwich. Lots of regular and new visitors visiting the stall for a bargain and to make a fuss of the beautiful hounds who accompanied us today. Our exclusive sighthound knitwear still selling well as very popular.

February 2016

AFG NEWCASTLE AWARENESS/FUNDRAISING EVENT LUSH, METRO CENTER, GATESHEAD 06.02.2016

Thanks again to Lynsey for arranging and organizing the day at the fantastic Lush store.

Lush have been great AfG supporters for many years and we are very appreciative to them for allowing the group to have this event.

Lynsey was helped by Heather and they had a really great day with lots of interest from Lush customers with their table in the store with campaign leaflets and AfG merchandise for sale and kindly, lush displayed one of our collection buckets on their shop counter and gave leaflets to their customers throughout the day.

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January 2016

AFG STALL AT HARFORD BRIDGES CAR BOOT SITE, NORWICH 10.01.2016
The first stall for the new year with surprisingly dry mild weather meaning we can get out to raise awareness and funds, which is always difficult this time of year.

Although the Christmas and New year celebrations are not long over, plenty of people are still looking for bargains to buy and being very kind to give us donations to our collection pots.

 

AFG MONTHLY STALL at CHARITY STALL, HAYMARKET, NORWICH 30.01.2016
Our first monthly charity stall in the City for the new year and with a dry mild day the City was very busy meaning many visitors to our popular stall.

Over Christmas and New year we also received many lovely cards with generous donations in from supporters across the country so we were also kept busy sending our thanks to those valued supporters.

Orders are still continuing to come in for our hand knitted sighthound garments keeping the lovely knitting ladies busy.

December 2015

AFG MONTHLY STALL on CHARITY STALL, HAYMARKET, NORWICH 05.12.2015
We were lucky enough to have two Saturday charity stalls for this very busy month leading up to Christmas and also lucky to have unusaul mild dry days which is so much in our favour as it means the City is so busy and people have more time to browse on our stall.

 

AWARENESS/FUNDRAISING DAYS ROYS WROXHAM 10&11.12 2015
Thanks to the great support of Roys, we always have a great space outside their store to accommodate us with our accompanying hounds. Due to the unusually mild weather for this busy month the store was very busy all day with customers who were very supportive of our work.

We meet regular locals as well as holiday makers as we have events here in August as well as in December and Wroxham is such a pretty place with lovely shops and very popular holiday homes and boat yards, so very popular with families and the young and more mature visitors, so we meet such a wide variety of interesting people here.

 

AWARENESS/FUNDRAISING DAY TESCO, STALHAM 16.12.2015
We had a great area to erect our shelter under the cover outside the store for our annual fundraising event at this very busy store. We were kept very busy today with great support from tesco customers.

We met lots of people who had rescued dogs and many of them had rescued greyhounds and lurchers, so it is very encouraging to learn that so many people are choosing to adopt from rescue centers. Again we had terrific support with very many generous donations made and many of our awareness leaflets distributed.

 

AFG MONTHLY STALL at CHARITY STALL, HAYMARKET, NORWICH 19.12.2015
Our final awareness/fundraising event for 2015 with our 2nd charity stall for this month.

The City was heaving with public, due to is being so close to Christmas and a glorious sunny day.

The stall was surrounded by street entertainment and some very interesting little street barrows so the whole area had such a great atmosphere today. People seemed to be more generous than ever today and those who couldn’t find anything to buy from our stall, instead made generous donations.

 

As well as our Autumn and Winter awareness and fundraising events for 2015 we were also kept very busy sending off orders, mainly for our very popular sighthound head and neck gear and jumpers.

Of course the great ‘ Ladies Who Knit’ were crafting like crazy meeting the special orders of the colours and sizes of items we did not have in stock, so with this great team work all customers received their items in time for Christmas meaning lots of beautiful hounds would be kept snug and warm for the cold months to come.
Click here to see our range of jumpers.

November 2015

AFG STALL at HARFORD BRIDGES CAR BOOT SITE, NORWICH, 01.11.2015
A lovely Autumn morning for our stall at this very popular car boot sale, held on a lovely clean hard standing site at the Harford Bridges Park and Ride site. Open every Sunday morning (except Christmas and New Year weekends).

Again, due to receiving good quality donated items, we always have some very interesting bargains on offer for sale as well as displaying some of our unique merchandise and being able to distribute our awareness leaflets.

We also receive many generous donations to our collection pots. We have a lovely space for our beautiful hounds to be kept comfortable and as usual they receive lots of affection from car boot visitors.

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AFG NEWCASTLE AWARENESS AND FUNDRAISING STALL AT NEVFEST, SUNDERLAND 15.11.2015
Thanks to great AfG supporter Lynsey for organizing this event with the help of Heather and other supporters.

This is the second year the group have held a very successful stall at the event at the great venue, the Stadium of Light in the City of Sunderland. The event is ever growing in popularity with great public interest and support with more stalls exhibiting each year promoting a cruelty free lifestyle with lots of vegan food and recipes on offer as well as promoting animal rights issues.

The AfG was kept very busy all day with much merchandise sold, lots of awareness material distributed and very generous donations given. This is also a great opportunity for the group to raise their profile in the area, because, as well as holding awareness/fundraising events in and around Newcastle, the group also hold regular peaceful demonstrations outside the Newcastle greyhound track on a Saturday evening https://www.facebook.com/actionforgreyhoundsnewcastle/?fref=ts

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AFG MONTHLY STALL at CHARITY STALL, HAYMARKET, NORWICH 22.11.2015
Another mild Autumn Saturday for our very popular stall today.
We had some beautiful hand made cards donated which were very popular, especially the unique sighthound cards, some of them which were specially made Christmas cards.
These are beautifully hand crafted by very talented AfG supporters Karenza and Teresa.
Autumn is a very busy time for us with our cosy sighthound head and neck gear and jumpers much in demand, so as well as them being purchased from our website, there are always a good selection of them for sale on our stalls.
Again these items are beautifully crafted by our very talented local ladies and some from across the UK who often donate the yarn as well as taking up so much of their time making the items.
We are very lucky to be able to have dry mild weather to have our stall in the Autumn and Winter months as this is usually a hard period for us to be raising our vital funds.

 

October 2015

STREET COLLECTION/AWARENESS DAY HAYMARKET and GENTLEMANS WALK, NORWICH 03.10.2015
Another fantastic day in the Centre of Norwich, due to amazing weather for this late in the year. We were kept so very busy with such interest and support from the public with very many generous donations made.

The hounds started off wearing their jumpers but by early afternoon were wearing their AfG ‘Cool Houndz’ wet coats. Who would have thought it for the beginning of October. Of course, as usual the hounds received lashings of attention throughout the day, we are so proud of our beautiful rescued hounds as they are such fantastic ambassadors for promoting the gentleness and beauty of this wonderful breed.

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AFG MONTHLY STALL AT CHARITY STALL, HAYMARKET, NORWICH 10.10.2015
Another very busy day on our popular charity stall in the heart of the City. As long as we have dry, mild weather we are able to take a couple of our beautiful hounds along with us, who are very well accommodated in a snug corner of the stall.

It is due to receiving some great quality donated items from supporters that we always have such great bargains for people to buy. Usually our stalls are held her on a Saturday, but very occasionally, we may hold one on a Sunday or a Thursday in Spring and Summer.

 

AFG in SHEFFIELD AWARENESS STALL AND TOMBOLA/BRIC A BRAC TABLE PENNISTONE ANNUAL FAYRE 15.10.2015
Thanks to great AfG supporter Rosemary who organizes awareness events and fundraisers in and around Sheffield, sometimes being accompanied by her beautiful rescued greyhound Sean.

Rosemary and her mum also knit some of the sighthound head and neck gear and jumpers which AfG sell all over the world.

Rosemary does a great job collecting items for her tombola and bric a brac table for this annual event which is growing in popularity each year with a large array of local charity and businesses holding stalls here.

 

AFG STALL AT SPROWSTON CAR BOOT SITE, NORWICH 25.10.2015
Another great morning for our stall at another very popular car boot sale which is held on the Sprowston Park and Ride site on a lovely clean hard standing surface.

This is a ‘Late start’ sale open to the public from 10 am on Sundays, usually between April and end of October. It is great to be able to set up the stall before the public arrive. There are always a wide variety of stalls to browse around and a good area to walk the hounds who accompany us on our stall.

September 2015

AFG STREET COLLECTION/AWARENESS DAY HAYMARKET and GENTLEMAN’S WALK, NORWICH 05.09.2015

We were lucky enough to have a dry day, although a little chilly, but meant the City was very busy all day, so such a great opportunity for us to have such a successful day.

Non-stop awareness raised with constant interest from the public and off course our beautiful hounds received so much attention throughout the day.

One particular couple expressed a great interest in our little foster lurcher pup Fiz, asking many questions about her and spending lots of time with her and this resulted the following day in them contacting us with serious interest in adopting her.

We never know who we are going to meet and what stories we will hear from people at our events, so this is another interesting aspect of our public campaign events.

 
 

AFG AWARENESS/FUNDRAISING WEEKEND PETS AT HOME HALL ROAD,NORWICH 12 and 13.09.2015

We are always given a great space outside the store for our shelter to accommodate accompanying hounds.
A very busy weekend with lots of awareness raised.

Lots of people fell in love with AfG foster lurcher pup Fiz, but because we met a couple at an event earlier in the month, this resulted in confirmation of her adoption, so she will soon be going to her new home.

We had a lot of interest in our new range of Cool Houndz wet coats which the hounds wore on the Saturday afternoon once the weather became hot.

 
 

AFG STALL AT SPROWSTON PARK AND RIDE SITE,NORWICH 20.09.2015
Another lovely day at this very popular local car boot sale which opens to the public at 10am which is why it is called Lazy Boots Car Boot Sale.

Lovely pitch on hard standing which keeps everything so much cleaner.

We are always popular here and even if people don’t find a bargain they always stop and fuss the hounds and make donations in our collection pots.

We manage to distribute lots of our awareness leaflets here too as the site is always visited by newcomers as well as regulars.

 
 

AFG’s MONTLHY STALL AT CHARITY STALL ON HAYMARKET,NORWICH 26.09.2015

We have been having regular monthly stalls at this very popular market stand in the heart of the City of Norwich for over 15 years now. It is provided for charities and good causes who are mostly local to Norfolk.

Usually we are here on either the 3rd or 4th Saturday of the month and very occasionally on a Sunday and a weekday (which is usually on a Thursday).

The popularity and success of these stalls we do is down to all the quality items which are regularly donated for us to sell.

We only have limited space on the stall so we try to select items we feel will be of interest to everyone and we have selected items of our unique merchandise for sale here too, not to mention our campaign awareness leaflets.

We are able to have hounds accompany us in the Spring and Summer and on occasions in Autumn if the weather is mild.

 
 

AFG STALL AT CATTON PARK FUNDAY and DOG SHOW CATTON,NORWICH 27.09.2015

This is the third year for this ever growing popular event and AfG have had a stand at each one. Gets busier every year and great to have it on the last Sunday of September as it gives people a chance to get over the long Summer holidays and get their children settled back into school and look forward to an event which has something for everyone.

Each year there are more stalls and more space is taken up, and luckily enough the weather has always been so lovely.

Many visitors were unaware of Catton Park and commented on what a beautiful place it is.

Our hounds on our stall seemed a little confused as they are used to having a good run over the park instead of being in one place.

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ADVANCED CAMPAIGN INFORMATION

Our two main Campaign Events for 2019 are:

  • “REMEMBER RUSTY” WEEKEND April - Sat. 27th and Sun. 28th ( Remember Rusty Day May 2nd)
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