Greyhound owners from all four corners of the UK will come together this September in an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the largest single breed dog walk.
Local greyhound rescue charity, The Greyhound Sanctuary, hope to attract over 1000 Greyhounds and their owners to Escot in Devon this year, in an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the Largest Single Breed Dog Walk, and raise money for various greyhound rescue centres across the UK.
“The previous world record was set in 2010 with 700 Labradors in Warsaw, Poland, in an event organised by Kimberly-Clark, owners of the Andrex brand. We only hope that the greyhound owners from all over the country can get behind this event and help us to break this record at Escot.
“We need to raise public awareness of the thousands of greyhounds that end up abused and abandoned in the UK every year, and what better way to do that than with a 1000 greyhound world record!” Said Sally Slater, founder of The Greyhound Sanctuary.
The Greyhound Sanctuary, a small independent rescue charity in Devon, has joined forces with the Retired Greyhound Trust (RGT); Greyhound Rescue West of England (GRWE); Greyhound and Lurcher Rescue (GALR) and many other Greyhound charities throughout the UK, to organise the three-mile walk at Escot Park, Ottery St. Mary, Devon.
This event promises to be a fun day out for all the family with trade stands, refreshments, a grand prize draw and giveaways
for those that enter their greyhound into the walk set within the prestigious grounds of the Escot Estate.
Entry is just £5 for each greyhound entered.
The general public are more than welcome to come along to show support and general admission is a suggested donation of just £1. All the money raised will go towards rescuing abused, abandoned and retired greyhounds and lurchers. Each participant taking part can raise money directly for their local rescue charity by doing the sponsored walk and donating the funds personally.
Anita McIntyre, Greyhound Sanctuary supporter and fundraiser says “We are really hoping that the whole country will get behind this event and support us. We have worked so hard to put all this together and it is no mean feat for a small charity like ours. We do struggle to raise public awareness and we hope that by breaking a Guinness World Record we highlight the ongoing issue.”
For more information visit the 1000 Greyhounds Official Website.