Sheffield charity receives £100,000 to re-home retired greyhounds

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The Retired Greyhound Trust in Sheffield has received around £100,000 over the last four years thanks to a charity shop set up by a trainer who races at the city’s Owlerton Stadium.

Eric Forster and his partner Mave Dummer set up their shop in Warsop, Nottinghamshire, to raise money for the RGT branch at Gosling Moor Farm, Wortley, which finds homes for retired greyhounds when their racing careers come to an end.

Mr Forster said: “As a trainer and owner of greyhounds I just love them and Mave has been brought up around the breed all her life so they are very special to us. They are brilliant animals who make ideal pets because they are so docile and laid back.

“We set up the shop because we wanted to do something to help the RGT find loving homes for the greyhounds.

“To have reached the £100,000 mark is absolutely incredible as never in our wildest dreams did we think we would raise that amount of money.”