Sponsored and other events

Gareth Bishop at the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro for Forever Hounds Trust

Taking part in an event for Forever Hounds Trust is a really great way to support our work- and perhaps try something new!

The money you raise helps us rescue and care for greyhounds and lurchers across the country.

For example, just £30 can buy soft warm bedding for a dog in kennels, £150 can pay for the neutering of a dog or £300 can keep five dogs safe, warm and well-fed in kennels for five days.

Whether you like a challenge, are sporty (or would like to be!) or perhaps just want to do something a bit crazy for the hounds, there is a sponsored event for everyone and we will of course support you along the way!

Email us to let us know about your sponsored event or to discuss doing one!

Fancy organising a quiz night, bake sale or zumbathon to raise pounds for the hounds? Take a look at our A-Z of Fundraising Inspiration document for lots of ideas and guidance.

Sponsored event ideas!

Toby and support crew at John O’Groats, the end point of LeJog

All action!

Running – Marathons, Half Marathons, 10k or Fun Run
Treks – Gareth, pictured above, conquered Mount Kiliminjaro for Forever Hounds Trust last year, and this year is off to tackle the Inca Trail
Cycling – Toby, pictured left, cycled all the way from Lands End to John o’Groats for Forever Hounds Trust in August 2014!


  • Skydive
  • Bungee jump
  • Abseil
  • Zipwire

Something a bit different…

  • Sitting in a bath of baked beans
  • Head shave
  • Sponsored silence
  • Leg or chest wax

Support we can offer

Dave Podmore undertook the 100 Valleys Challenge for Forever Hounds Trust in 2014

All of us at Forever Hounds Trust – both human and hound! – are very grateful to everybody who decides to take on a sponsored challenge for us and we would like to support you along the way. We can offer:

  • Forever Hounds Trust Sponsored Events Fundraising Pack – with lots of helpful information and fundraising tips, including advice on setting up your own Just Giving page to collect sponsorship
  • Personalised running vest (if appropriate)
  • Fantastic PR team who can contact local media about your challenge
  • Dedicated closed Facebook group – a friendly community providing both fundraising and training advice

How to get in touch

If you would like to take part in a sponsored event for Forever Hounds Trust or have any questions we would love to hear from you!  Get in touch by sending an email to let us know what event you are doing so we can then make sure that you receive all the support you need!

By taking part in a challenge for Forever Hounds Trust and raising sponsorship you are helping us make a real difference to the lives of many hundreds of greyhounds and lurchers.

So on behalf of them and us – THANK YOU!