GAIN, the animal nutrition business, has pledged a matched donation to the Irish Retired Greyhound Trust (IRGT) to bolster the funds raised through their ‘Walk With Us’ event earlier this month. Their matched donation will result in a fundraising total of €4,000.
Hosted virtually over the May Bank Holiday weekend, the IRGT appealed for supporters to walk or run over the May Bank Holiday Weekend in their own local area to reach a target of 500km. The event aimed at raising funds and spreading the word of what fantastic pets they make! The fundraiser was supported across the island of Ireland with almost €2,000 in donations being received.
GAIN have also pledged 60 bags of their retired greyhound feed, GAIN® Maintenance, to be awarded as prizes to twelve retired greyhound owners who participated in the ‘Walk With Us’ event.
This generous donation from GAIN is the latest in a number of collaborative initiatives and events between the Irish nutrition business and the IRGT. GAIN were honoured for their support of the charity by becoming the first company to receive the Greyhound Welfare Award. They are also heavily involved in events, such as the Strolls to GAIN Homes which aims to showcase retired greyhounds in a public setting to improve their profile as family pets.
The Irish Retired Greyhound Trust (IRGT) is a registered charity which was established by the Irish Greyhound Board in the 1990's. It works directly with domestic and international re-homing agencies in finding suitable homes for retired racing greyhounds.