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Melanie Winstone

Pounds for Hounds

Fundraising for Greyhound Trust

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Greyhound Trust

We provide retired greyhounds loving homes to ensure they all have bright futures

Charity Registration No. in England and Wales 269668, Scotland SC044047

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'Who's that fat woman in the photo?' I asked a friend recently. What a shock I got when I realised it was me! Having been confronted with the reality I could deny it no longer, I had to take myself in hand and fast. To keep me motivated and at the same time raise some much needed funds for a very worthwhile cause I am undertaking a 'sponsored slim' to lose 5 stone and raise £1,000.

Starting on Saturday the 9th of May My  target weight of 10st 10 pounds seems a long way off; 5 stone off to be exact. If everyone who reads this page donates just five pounds I'll be well on my way to my target. Every time I think of eating a biscuit I just need to remember why I'm doing this and why I need to keep at it. I know it's going to take me a while to acheive the weight loss so I have set myself the  task of reaching my goal by the end of the year.  Which is of course raising £1,000 for Wimbledon Greyhound Welfare and losing 5 stone along the way.

Wimbledon Greyhound Welfare are a dedicated bunch of people who put their hearts and souls into caring for and finding the right forever homes for these affectionate, gentle dogs; often giving up their own time and money do to so. Greyhounds make the most wonderful pets and don't need masses of exercise-in fact if it's raining outside and you rattle the lead for 'walkies' they'll probably look at you as if to say. 'What, in THAT? You must be joking, I'll see you when you get back'. Wimbledon Greyhound Welfare is affiliated to the RGT, visit their website at www.hershamhounds.org or drop in to the kennels and see first hand the terrific work they do. But be warned-you may just fall in love and end up with a hound of your own........that's how it happened to me.

Please sponsor me now, you won't regret it and you'll make a huge difference to the lives of  these wonderful dogs. £25 will pay for a vaccination, £5 a bag of sawdust  and £15 will buy a nice warm coat for one of the elderly long-term residents in the 'Sanctuary' and every penny really does count. Visit this page regularly for updates on my progress.

Weight Loss so far = HAVE JUST LOST MY FIRST STONE AND CAN SEE ONLY 1 CHIN FOR THE FIRST TIME IN THREE YEARS!!!!!! THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO HAS DONATED!!!

Donating through Justgiving is quick, easy and totally secure. It’s also the most efficient way to sponsor me: Wimbledon Greyhound Welfare gets your money faster and, if you’re a UK taxpayer, Justgiving makes sure 25% in Gift Aid, plus a 3% supplement, are added to your donation.

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  • Just the one chin for me from now on!
  • Bonnie my Greyhound
  • Before putting on 5 stone

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