- August 4, 2020
Woody’s World. An occasional and irreverent look at life from the viewpoint of Woody, a Trailhound Ambassadog.
Thank you, Alan Wills
- August 19, 2019
We would like to thank Alan Wills for his very kind donations to Trailhound Welfare. Alan has taken an interest in hound trailing, and the work that we do to help home retired hounds, for a number of years. If anyone else would like to make a donation towards our costs, please check our Contact Us page.
Del Bedouin epic fundraiser!
- July 29, 2019
Trailie owner and supporter Del Bedouin raised a staggering £905 for Trailhound Welfare in July when he took part in the Montane Lakeland 100 race. The race covered 100 miles of difficult fell terrain in awful weather conditions and Del achieved an impressive 60 miles before a knee injury forced him to retire.
THANK YOU also to all our awesome supporters who generously sponsored Del. Here are just a few of over 30 hounds that we have helped this year to find lovely retirement homes.
Helen and her hounds raised £1025.11!
- October 23, 2018
A HUGE THANK YOU TO LTW supporter Helen Warrington who undertook the gruelling Ullswater Challenge on 21st October, which involved running 24 miles with her fab trailie companions, Ace and Tarn. This was no easy jog – it involved running up and down fells in a variety of weather including driving, horizontal rain and sunshine with rainbows. With YOUR support sponsoring her, Helen raised an amazing £1025.11.
We would also like to thank Tina Airey and the HTA for collecting £200.11 of the final total on the same day in support of Helen, at the Helton Hound Trails which were held just over the fell from Ullswater.
As of the date of writing this (23/10/2018), Trailhound Welfare has helped 47 trailhounds in 2018. We have privately homed 21 hounds, sent 24 to trusted rehoming centres all over the country and have 2 hounds in long term foster homes. So the support from yourselves and Helen is very much appreciated. Here are a few photos from Helen’s epic run, plus a picture showing just a few of the hounds we have helped this and last year. (click the photos to enlarge).
Thank you to the BHTA – £325.55 raised for LTW
- October 7, 2018
Many thanks to the Borders Hound Trailing Association and their supporters for their kind donation of £325.55 raised on the Sandale trails on 7th October 2018. The weather was atrocious with rain and strong winds but that didn’t stop anyone enjoying themselves. Visiting retired BHTA hound Ellie met up with old friends then high tailed it back to her snug duvet in the car with her companion Bailey!
Donations from HTA
- April 6, 2018
Thank you to the HTA for their £100 donation to LTW.
Thank you to the Ulverston area HTA and all trailers who supported the Corney Fell trails in May 2018. Also, much appreciation to Colin Mason who was the promoter of the trails where £125 was raised for Trailhound Welfare.
Thank you to the Carlisle & Penrith HTA for raising £220 for Trailhound Welfare at their August Bank Holiday trails at Shap last year. We accepted the cheque at their presentation evening in Penrith this year.
Thank you also to the Keswick area HTA for their kind £40 donation in April 2018.
LTW works closely with the hound trailing community to find loving retirement homes, and we appreciate their support.
Weekend fun in Cumbria
- June 25, 2017
On 10th/11th June we had a fun weekend in Cumbria. Braving the wet weather 16 hounds with their owners came to watch a hound trail in the beautiful fells near Keswick. We had a fun show with the Best in Show title going to Paula Ball with Heidi. Thank you to the Keswick area HTA and to Victor Brownlee for judging the show. Thank you also to Bill Huddart for kindly donating a cheque to LTW for £30. On the Sunday a small group with their hounds went for a lovely walk around Buttermere.
We unveiled our new banner at the show. Lakeland Trailhound Welfare (formerly Trailhound Trust) has been homing hounds since 1997 so this year we asked you for your photos to put on a commemorative banner. We went big! The eye catching banner is 3m x 1.2m and we got over 120 hounds on it. We have homed over 1500 hounds since our inception and interest in the breed is ever widening. The banner will be used at various fundraising events. Click on the photo to enlarge.
Vinnie trailhound donates blood to save a life!
- March 8, 2017
Vinnie trailhound came to the rescue of a sick dog who was in desperate need of a blood transfusion. He answered the call of help from his vet Jon Slattery at Best Friends Veterinary Surgery, in Worcester Road, Malvern Link.
Mr Slattery had a very ill patient in dire need of a blood transfusion to save her life and called upon Worcestershire Animal Rescue Shelter to ask for help. He knew Vinnie was in excellent health and fulfilled donor criteria to be able to urgently donate blood to help his fellow dog.
Vinnie got an extra treat and has now been happily rehomed. FULL STORY
Well done, Helen and Tarn – 25k race
- October 19, 2016
WE CAN NOW ANNOUNCE THAT HELEN AND ALL OUR SUPPORTERS WHO DONATED, RAISED AN AMAZING £372.63
Supporter and trailie owner, Helen Warrington completed a 25k run at the Ennerdale Trail Run on 16th October, in aid of Trailhound Welfare. Her trailie, Tarn ran with her while Ace (typical male) had a sick day! Pleased to say, Ace is now fully recovered. GO AND HAVE A REST, Helen!
TLJ raises £200 for trailhounds in a very unusual way!
- August 10, 2016
Meet ‘The Lovely Jim’ (aka TLJ), pictured with Doris. For forty years TLJ has lived with Marfan Syndrome and a Learning Disability, but that doesn’t stop him having a positive attitude to life. Jim’s family adopted their trailhounds, Norah and Doris, to help him maintain his mobility, and they have brought great joy into all their lives. This year, instead of presents for his fortieth, he decided to ask for donations to LTW instead. He raised a whopping £200 for Trailhound Welfare which he presented to us at Leeds Dogs Trust show in August. Thank you TLJ for your support and help at the show.