May 2016

REMEMBER RUSTY WEEKEND AfG’s AWARENESS DAY/STREET COLLECTION NORWICH CITY CENTRE 01.05.16

We had a piece in our local newspaper prior to today’s event, which of course was held in conjunction with ‘ Remember Rusty’ weekend, which AfG continue as one of our main awareness events each year to remember not only a greyhound who was used, abused, tortured and killed in the name of greyhound racing, but for the thousands who go unaccounted for, many who may have met the same grim end as poor Rusty did.

We issued hundreds of leaflets today in the hope of making even more people aware of the atrocities of the greyhound racing industry and hopefully encouraging many more people not to support it.

We also advertised the upcoming Norwich Vegan Festival which AfG were having a stall at the following Saturday.

AfG’s STALL AT THE NORWICH VEGAN FESTIVAL THE FORUM, NORWICH 07.05.16
This was the first all vegan festival for Norwich orgainised by Shena Lou from Pudz animal sanctuary. Although all the stalls apart from the amazing food stalls were indoors, the weather was like a Summer day outside. Thousands of public visited this amazing event so we were kept very busy all day. Our tombola sold out by mid day and our merchandise was very popular.

It was so nice to spend the day with so many like minded people with other stall holders all doing their bit for campaigning for animals and meeting so many interesting and compassionate visitors to the event.

So many people were supportive of our campaign so we were able to raise even more awareness of our work.

Well done to Shena and her helpers for putting in so much hard work and organising such a great event.

AfG’s STALL HARFORD BRIDGES, NORWICH CAR BOOT SALE 15.05.16

Another lovely morning for us at this very popular car boot sale off A140 near Norwich.

Open all year round (apart from Christmas and New Year weekends) and being a park and ride site means lovely and clean on hard standing ground. We always meet really nice people and dogs here and as always our hounds who accompany us always receive lots of attention and admiration.

AfG’s FUNDRAISING/AWARENESS WEEKEND JOLLYES PET SUPERSTORE, NORWICH 28&29.05.16

This is our first visit to Norwich Jollyes and the first of our three weekends booked here for 2016.

We were lucky enough to have a great space outside the store to accommodate our hounds and awareness station and met lots of new people as well as people who already know of AfG. We received many generous money donations as well as pet food and treats and the hounds, as usual received lots of attention.

We met a lot of people who have rescued dogs and other animals which is very encouraging to learn that so many people are choosing to adopt animals rather than buy them from breeders.

Thanks go to the friendly store managers and staff for their great support.

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“Greyhounds – Dying to Entertain You”

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ADVANCED CAMPAIGN INFORMATION

Our two main Campaign Events for 2020 are:

  • “REMEMBER RUSTY” WEEKEND May - Sat. 2nd and Sun. 3rd ( Remember Rusty Day May 2nd)
  • “GREYHOUND REMEMBRANCE WEEKEND” July - Sat. 25th and Sun. 26th

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.