Thank you to the Mark family of Cumwhitton

Lakeland Trailhound Welfare would like to extend its sincere condolences to Alice Mark and her family, on hearing that David Mark passed away recently. 4 generations of the Mark family are involved in hound trailing and many people will remember their hound Summer Flight who was senior champion in the BHTA in 2003, 2004 and 2005. At the recent church service, donations were invited on behalf of Lakeland Trailhound Welfare and the sum of £650 was raised. We would like to thank everyone who contributed as that is an incredible donation for a small organisation such as ours. We are a small charity that is run entirely with volunteers so the money will all go towards the care of hounds before they go into their new homes.

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Eileen Robinson

12/05/2015. I think many people have now heard that Eileen Robinson has now retired Cold Fell Eileenfrom Lakeland Trailhound Welfare due to ill health. I know that everyone, trailers and adopters alike, will all remember Eileen for her utter dedication and passion in homing retired trailhounds for almost 20 years. She has been instrumental in the successful rehoming of over 1,000 hounds.

Eileen is not currently able to email or speak to all her well-wishers, but I know we are all thinking positive thoughts for her and her family, and hope that she is able to make a full recovery.

We are planning a rather wonderful retirement gift for Eileen. We would like to thank everyone who has contributed and we will let you know in due course what gifts we have bought her.

Over the years, Eileen built up contacts with a number of reputable rehoming centres all over the country that were able to help us to find wonderful new homes. She always had very high standards about where she sent hounds. Thanks to the reputation she built up, we have been continuing the rehoming since her illness in mid-January. We will carry on privately homing hounds as well as sending them to other centres. Please do not hesitate to contact Sue Lloyd if you have any questions or if you have a trailhound to rehome. Before her illness, Eileen had been discussing retiring this year and it has always been her dearest wish that the rehoming continues. Let’s make it happen!

October 2015. Thank you to everyone who donate towards Eileen’s gifts. We commissioned 2 paintings of Eileen and Keith’s hounds, Matty Brown & Jimmy Brown. We also bought a number of other gifts for her. Please keep Eileen in your thoughts.

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Donations – thank-you!

Thank you to Ann & Ian Bell who donated £100 to Trailhound Welfare in May 2015.

At the Helton trails in April 2014, Ann & Ian Bell very kindly donated £120 to Trailhound Welfare from money raised at practice trails at Grayrigg over the winter.

At the 2012 May Day trails at Kirkstone, we were presented with a cheque for £120. Thank-you to Ann & Ian Bell for raising the money at the winter trials.

Noah gets muddy for Make a Wish and Trailhound Welfare!

WELL DONE, NOAH!! 8 year old supporter Noah completed the GELT GLADIATOR family mile on 16th May 2015.
He took part in order to raise money for “The Lakeland Trailhound Welfare” and the “Make a Wish foundation UK”.

If you would like to support Noah, please go to his Just Giving page HERE which will remain open until the end of May 2015. Click pictures to enlarge.

Lassie & Millie

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Paddy takes his Bronze Good Citizen test at Crufts!

Paddy at Crufts March 15Lovely Paddy, who retired to the Malvern Hills area in 2013, went to Crufts this year with his training group, The Happy Dog Training Co. Along with a number of other dogs from his club, Paddy was there to take his Kennel Club Good Citizen Dog Scheme Bronze award. Paddy passed with flying colours and took all the excitement in his stride. Well done Paddy and his owner Michele! Click photo to enlarge.

Hand made wooden hounds

Wooden hounds 2Our very talented supporters, Helen and Simon, have come up with some lovely littleWooden hounds wooden hounds in 3 different sizes that can be ordered from them. You can send them photos of your hound and they will paint the hound in their general colours. Or just ask for a selection of colours. They will make super presents at all times of the year as well as great Christmas presents. The smaller ones are perfect as tree decorations.

Prices are: £5 for the large size, £4.00 for the medium size and £3.50 for the small size. You can buy a set of 6 small ones for £15.00. All prices are plus postage and packaging of £4. (A single hound may be cheaper to post. Please contact Helen & Simon direct for postage prices).  Click on pictures to enlarge.

Contact Helen and Simon on for more details.

Trailhound Welfare Calendar 2015

Calendar 2015Lakeland Trailhound Welfare Calendar 2015.

Available for £11 plus £1 postage.  Full colour, featuring photographs of many of the trailhounds that we have rehomed.  Order yours today –  why not order an extra one for a Christmas gift? If you would like to place an order, please email Caroline at

We will have calendars for sale at our meet up on 6th December. ALL CALENDARS NOW SOLD

Donations – thank-you

The Borders Hound Trailing Association very kindly put on a trail for Lakeland Trailhound Welfare on 19th October 2014 at Sandale and raised £150. Many thanks for your support. Border HTA

October 2013. Many thanks for the BHTA for their donation of £210.

November 2012. Many thanks to the Borders Hound Trailing Association for a £155 donation.

Cabby Luxford wall plaques

Cabby Luxford plaques

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Wall plaqueIf you are looking for an unusual present, have a look at these beautiful wall plaques by Cabby Luxford. They are individually crafted and can be made to your specifications and painted in your hound colours. You can choose your own wording and even have more than one dog on the plaque (prices may vary if you opt for more than one dog per plaque). Please contact Cabby for more details.

The full on face ones are £21 and the side view ones are £18. Plus postage. Ones ordered with trailhounds on will result in a £5 donation to Trailhound Welfare.

For more details, please contact Cabby via her website HERE


Fundraising & volunteers – we need your help!

HELPERS NEEDED IN CUMBRIA  Do you live in Cumbria and would you be willing to help out with our fundraising? We do street collections, market stalls and car boot sales and always need helpers. Please contact Sue.

COLLECTION BOXES If you know anywhere that will take one of our collection boxes, please let us know. All money we raise goes directly to helping hounds into good retirement homes.

VOLUNTEERS  We are looking for volunteers for home checking, transport runs and fundraising events. If you would like to be added to our database please contact Sue.

DONATING ITEMS FOR US TO SELL  We do regular car boot sales and tombolas to help raise funds. We are in desperate need of: books, bric-a-brac, soft toys, dog toys and dog related items. We can collect from Worcestershire and Cumbria (or anywhere in between!). Please let us know if you have anything you would like to donate. Feel free to drop off any donations at shows where we have a stall. Thank-you. If you are able to offer any help please email Sue at or call: 01697 478383 or 07773 252350 Adding your name will not put you under any obligation to do anything if it is not convenient to you.