Fundraiser for young Zacharie

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We are pleased to say we have covered our costs now for Zacharie and we thank each and every one of you that has donated to his surgery! He is on the mend and should be going well on all four pins in no time!

Early this April, we saved a sweet boy named Zacharie, who was surrendered because of an ‘injury’ that never healed properly. That ‘injury’, we had seen to and we found out that 3 of the 4 bones in his foot were broken and had not mended correctly. The weight of the paw causing him to hunch. A surgical option was presented by the wonderful vets at Queanbeyan Vet Hospital in ACT. The surgical specialists at Gunghalin Vet Hospital have offered a generous discount and their surgical specialists will mend his paw next month.

Even with these generous discounts, we have to pay in excess of $2000 so we need your help! If you can spare anything, we would be so grateful as you know we get no funding from the government that supports greyhound racing and the bills just keep on coming. Greyhound Rescue is not picky, and we strive to save all greyhounds that come our way no matter what disability they come with.

If you think you can help us, we would be so “greytful” and so would Zach!

A big thank you to one of our foster carers Kerrie, who’s wonderful parents have offered to care for him throughout the procedure and recovery. So much good effort and good will to help young sweet Zacharie!

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Any donation can be made into our bank account and use the reference “ZACH OP”. Please include your name so we can thank you!

The bank account details are:

AccountName: Greyhound Rescue Inc
BSB: 012289
Account No: 524792379

Or you can donate via PayPal:  

 

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Zach thanks you for your support!!!

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TRIVIA NIGHT!!!

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Hi everyone,

A reminder that our next trivia night is just around the corner!

The details are:

Trivia hosted by Portia Turbo

Saturday, April 12

7pm

Tehnology Park Hotel

1 Wyndam Street,

Please contact peter@greyhoundrescue.com.au

to reserve your seat or table.

We look forward to seeing you there.

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Greyhound Rescue’s “A Walk in the Park” 2014

When:

Sunday, May 4, 2014, from 10:00am until 3:00pm

Where:

The Grand Drive, Centennial Park (http://www.centennialparklands.com.au/visitor_info/parklands_maps)

‘Ash Paddock’,  D6 on the  map (http://www.centennialparklands.com.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0014/8402/map_spread_only_2.pdf)

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What:

Greyhound Rescue is hosting a walk to increase awareness of the charity and greyhounds as pets. It will also be a GREYT social event for all interested in greyhounds.

Before the walk:

SAVE THE DATE! Please gather at Ash Paddock to drop off picnic, bags, have a coffee etc

During the walk:

Humans and dogs of all ages and sizes are welcome. We are allowed 4 leashed dogs per person on The Grand Drive and unfortunately greyhounds must be muzzled as this is not an official event. Greenhounds are the exception.

After the walk:

You are all invited to have a picnic social. Some refreshments and snacks will be provided but we would love if you were able to bring a dish to share.

For those that are unable to physically walk The Grand Drive but still want to take part at the event, feel free to come along and sit at the picnic area to support the others.

Volunteers are also welcome!

 

Latest Information:

Facebook page event coming soon!

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DOGS DAY OUT – MARCH 30 2014

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Greyhound Rescue will be at the up-coming Dogs

Day Out

Come meet the greys and bring your own for some fun together! Just look for our stall and volunteers.

Everyone welcome

When: Sunday, March 30th, 10am – 3pm

Where: St Ives Showground

450 Mona Vale Rd

St Ives

Cost: FREE

 

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Coming Events

 

Here are some updates to our calendar!

We do hope to see you at some of our coming events.

  • DOGS DAY OUT – March 30th

Come meet the greyhounds and share some fun.

10am – 3pm

St Ives Showground.

450 Mona Vale Rd., St Ives.

  • TRIVIA NIGHT – April 12th

The  Technology Park Hotel,  7 pm

1 Wyndham Street ,  Alexandria

  •  BUNNINGS BELROSE SAUSAGE SIZZLE – 28th June

Please contact Peter and Janet for details: peter@greyhoundrescue.com.au

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Monthly Market Stall at the North Sydney Markets

Nora and Ed run the market stall the second Saturday of every month between 9AM to 3PM raising awareness and funds for Greyhound Rescue. We will always have  greyhounds there for cuddles, some up for adoption and some just visiting with their owners. For sale are the GR calendars, greyhound orientated jewellery plus other hand crafted jewellery, hand made cards, general bric-a-brac donated to us. Come along to buy new items, vintage items and for your greyhound cuddles!

Visit: http://www.northsydney.nsw.gov.au/Recreation_Facilities/Markets/North_Sydney_Market for more details.

Market dates are:

– March 8th
– April 12th
– May 10th
– June 14th
– July 12th
– August 9th

If you wish to donate items for us to sell please contact Nora 0404793707 or nora@dieppedesign.com

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Gone are the Dogs – Rally!

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Please help us support the Gone are the Dogs Rally.

You can register your interest in attending at:

www.gonearethedogs.com

Thursday, February 6th

Martin Place, Sydney.

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North Face 50km

A few observant folk have pointed out that I’ve never got round to posting a final update on running the North Face 50km trail run back in May.  So having just obtained a few pics of the event I thought I’d let my kind supporters know how it went… and THANK YOU of course for all the great support! It’s raised over $2,000 for the guys at Greyhound Rescue and I know they were extremely grateful for the much-needed cash. So if you’ve got a spare 20hrs or so please read about my day below… and the website’s still open if anyone feels inclined to donate more after reading!! https://give.everydayhero.com/au/john-mcfadzean

I was running the North Face 50, a 50km trail run through the beautiful Blue Mountains around Katoomba, as the 2nd of 2 endurance events I signed up to this year (the first being the 3 Peaks 235km cycle around Falls Creek). Having run a lot of trails around Sydney’s Northern Beaches in the build up to the event I was under no illusions about just how much effort was involved running that distance with so much climbing (over 2000m!)

The morning of the race was glorious- it seemed we were lucky to be getting one of those idyllic clear, crisp (albeit a little cold first thing) Blue Mountains days. Having eaten my porridge and chia seeds (secret weapon and energy source of the Incas- they’re still going strong, right?!) and prepared my food for the run (bananas, dried figs, mashed sweet potato, and some dodgy home-made energy bars- mmmm!) Mel dropped me off at the start line in the Fairmont Hotel, Leura, happy in the knowledge that this would be the last time she’d be called on for support duties!

The race kicked off at a respectable 8am, and with the sunshine starting to take the chill out of the air the atmosphere was pretty festive. As we crossed the start line I felt great, a week of very little running before the race had cleared up any niggling aches and pains. As we left the Fairmont gardens to join the first of the day’s trails I got into a solid pace which I knew I could maintain and started to move up through the field a little. Straight away the trail began to narrow, plunging and climbing around the gullies and cliffs edging Leura, an immediate indication of the terrain we’d be facing for the rest of the day.

At this time in the morning the sun was still coming in sideways, making running through the woods both stunning and a little arduous as the rays through the trees led to a constant strobing light and shade effect as we ran. At least this is the excuse I’m going with for what happened next…

Hundreds of kilometres of training, hours and hours of trails without a single mishap, yet despite all of this on the 4th kilometre of running today I failed to notice a tree root, twisting my ankle badly on it, and fell head over heels coming down hard on my knee. I quickly jumped to my feet, rubbed the damned ankle to check it didn’t feel broken, and carried on running. It was immediately sore, and my knee ached with some pretty dramatic blood streaming down my leg. The thought of running 46kms on hilly trails at the best of times is pretty daunting, so this development had really spiced things up!

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There were 2 checkpoints- at 11km and 37km, and I thought I’d see if I could make it to the first checkpoint before deciding whether to continue. By about 8kms in my ankle and calf had turned a pretty unpleasant blue colour and was already swollen. At the 1st checkpoint my ankle had swollen to the extent that I had to loosen my trainer, so clearly I had to make a decision. All those miles of training, all those kind donations…

So with a combination of unreasonable optimism, anger at myself, a little stubbornness, and even a little nagging thought that ‘well, dying trying makes for a better story than just giving up’, I decided to go for it.

There was no point in going slowly as that would just prolong the pain, and even stopping for a couple of minutes at the checkpoint had caused my ankle and knee to begin to seize up. Ironically, it was going downhill which hurt the most and I was reduced to a hobble on the serious downhill stages, meaning that I had to make up time going uphill. So began a long day of being passed by people going downhill, only to be re-acquainted with them going up- not the ideal use of energy! The scenery was a fantastic distraction from all the hills, but it was astonishing just how hilly this route was- I honestly don’t remember a single flat bit of track. As we hit 25kms my food was keeping my energy levels up and I was in a near hallucinogenic state which actually felt pretty good (seems that pain and joy aren’t all that far apart!)

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Then came the steps. Oh the steps! After a lengthy hill climb from the bottom of the forest valley I was faced with a cliff leading up to Katoomba. The Giant Stairway is an incredible engineering feat of around 1000 steps clinging to the side of the cliff which rises a few hundred metres, and it is a very tough climb, especially after 25kms. At the top I naively thought that was the end of the steps experience…
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We reached the 2nd checkpoint at 37kms, I was exhausted but pretty sure I could finish. The checkpoint had loads of food and drinks and a well-meaning medic who insisted on treating my dodgy looking knee. He was quite concerned about it so I decided not to show him my ankle which looked really quite scary by this stage. After a day of eating all the right things to keep me going I spotted a huge box of gummy snakes, bears etc, and concluded the last 13 kms would be completed on a massive sugar-high!

Man I underestimated that last 13 kms- up and down and up the steps we went along the cliffs. Just when you thought you were on the same level as the finish line we’d plunge down another set of steps into another gully. I don’t think I’ve ever heard so much colourful language about steps before!

With 6 Hrs 45 mins on the clock I finally crossed the finish line in Fairmont Hotel gardens, Leura- exhausted, slightly delirious, and really quite proud of what can be achieved when you put your mind to something.

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John.

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For your diaries! Our next family friendly Trivia Night.

  Trivia Night
a family friendly fundraiser

hosted by

Brian Fairweather

When?

Saturday, 23 November 2013

 Where?

7.00pm

Forestville RSL

22 Melwood Ave

Forestville

Great prizes to be won!!! Tickets $30
or $270 for a table of 10 booked in

advance.

Tickets include food nibbles.

Bookings to Peter on 0412 562 104 or peter@greyhoundrescue.com.au

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Trivia Night

We are now taking bookings for our Trivia Night located in Sydney – Alexandria, happening this August! Be quick, there are limited spots!!

We are also searching for some prizes and things to sell at our silent auction. Please email nora@dieppedesign.com if you are able to donate. Thank you in advance!

TN Alex

 

 

 

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