Tina Abbott and Jane Lund started these walks after organising York’s first ‘Great British Greyhound Walk’ event in 2011. A national event, York saw 65 hounds with their humans arrive at the Fulford Arms that day and it was such fun we thought we’d carry on. So, whatever the weather, we and our families (which includes the hounds, of course) meet at The Fulford Arms on the first Sunday of every month.
We’ve organised York’s Great British Greyhound Walk ever since, with 2017 seeing the sixth one in York. In 2014, the number of hounds on the walk rose to 118 and we raised over £1000 for York’s RSPCA Animal Shelter. We’ve fund-raised for Greyhound Gap, Hounds First, Blue Cross Thirsk, Tia Greyhound and Lurcher rescue too, and in 2016 with your help we raised much needed funds for 112 Carlota Galgos a rescue in Spain for the Spanish Galgo.
But Team Pointy grew and Jane and Tina (and partners David and Steve) were joined by Annemarie Dalley, Lee Dallley, Clea Grady, Tom Grady, and then more recently by the wonderful folks behind ‘Hounds of Twitter’, Anna Bonner and her partner Michael, with Ambassadog Max, and Steve White and his partner Claire with their hound Violet.
If you’d like to get in touch by email or phone, please do, or leave a message below. Our details are:
Tina Abbott: firstname.lastname@example.org 07974 757927
Jane Lund: email@example.com 01904 340225