Greyhound Racing Fund reaches £1m funding target following BGC member contributions

| By Marese O'Hagan
The British Greyhound Racing Fund (BGRF) has reached its goal of raising an additional £1m per year following contributions from BGC members BetVictor, Kindred, 888 and Betway.

The agreement from the four operators means that every BGC member that offers greyhound racing bets is now donating to the fund.

The BGRF cares for active racing greyhounds and also supports the Greyhound Retirement Scheme, which ensures that retired greyhounds are received by suitable rehoming organizations.

Each year the Fund spends around half its revenue contributing to animal welfare schemes. During the pandemic, the Fund made an additional £600,000 available in this field.

“It’s fantastic news for the whole of the greyhound industry that all of the Betting and Gaming Council members who offer bets on greyhound racing, both in retail and online, are now supporting the Fund,” Joe Scanlon, chairman of the BGRF, said.

“Once the country returns to normality, this added funding will result in a huge boost to the welfare of racing greyhounds. Despite all the challenges of the past 12 months we’re feeling positive about the future of this excellent sport.”

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