Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Gary walk for greyhounds written by Gary Lewis

On my travels....

Earlier on this year I was made aware that Greyhound Rescue Wales was going to have a Sponsored Walk along the Taff Trail. The Taff Trail being a 55 mile (89 km) walk starting in Brecon, a quaint market town in South Powys, then traverses to Talybont -on-Usk, across part of the Brecon Beacons, specifically walking along the Talybont Reservoir, Merthyr Tydfil, AberfanAbercynon, Pontypridd, Nantgarw,Taffs Well before arriving in Cardiff, walking through Sophia Gardens and Bute Park, past the Millennium Stadium andfinally ending in Cardiff Bay.

Gary will be taking part in this walk over a weekend in June, Friday will be the longest walk, and will consist of some 22 miles from Brecon to Merthyr Tydfil. The Saturday, will be a shorter walk, from Merthyr down to Nantgarw, then on the Sunday, the walk will consist of walking from Nantgarwdown to Cardiff Bay, where I am hoping to pick up my own Greyhound "Jolene" in Bute Park, before walking the final two miles to Cardiff Bay, as part of the Great British Greyhound Walk.

More about Greyhound Rescue Wales.

Greyhound Rescue Wales is the longest established greyhound charity in Wales and the only all Wales charity dedicated to rescuing and re-homing greyhounds and lurchers. GRW is a charitable company limited by guarantee, company number08411721, and was established in this new form on 2nd June 2013.

Our dogs are given to us directly by their owners or we take them in as strays after they have been abandoned. Our dogs receive all the loving care and veterinary treatment they need for as long as they are with us. All are also neutered, vaccinated, wormed and micro-chipped.

Greyhound Rescue Wales campaigns ceaselessly to spread the message that greyhounds and lurchers make wonderful pets. We are currently working with key partners to make sure that all greyhounds in Wales receive protection in law in the future. Greyhound Rescue Wales is an entirely voluntary organisation so all the funds we raise are put to good use with the lowest possible overheads.

Greyhound Rescue Wales began in 1993 with a small group of people trying to rescue greyhounds and lurchers in the Swansea area. Over the next few years the organisation grew quickly and attracted support from many parts of Wales. Greyhound Rescue Wales became a registered charity in 1996 when it became able to cover the whole of Wales. 

GRW work is focused on rescuing and re-homing greyhounds and lurchersThey also aim to raise awareness that greyhounds make wonderful pets and to achieve proper legislation to protect racing greyhounds in Wales. Over 1,800 greyhounds and lurchers have since been found permanent homes.

Please sponsor me with this event and help raise Pounds (Dollars or Euros) for Hounds!

Written by Gary Lewis, please find below his fundraising link for this walk 



  1. Very thoughtful blog Vicky.xxxx

  2. Gary! How fabulous of you to do this!!! Wish I could support financially, but handicapped people in America don't get the financial support they do in the UK, though I do have a plethora of fabulous doctors to choose from and we have far more accessibility than many other countries, as Vicky is making people aware of.
    Anyway, thanks for taking on this noble cause!