GAL is managed by a committee made up of volunteers who are elected at each Annual General Meeting by GAL Members. We also rely on an army of volunteers who assist us off-committee in various roles. If you'd like to get involved, we'll always find something for you to do, and be forever thankful - give us a call...
It's always useful to know who folk are so that you know who to speak to at events and so you can put a face to voice at the end of the telephone line. Our Committee members do tonnes of stuff, but it's only a wee website and we know you'd rather look at photos of gorgeous hounds, so here's the basics of what they get up to and a wee bit about who they are...
Denise started GAL on its way in 1998 soon after she and her husband, Martin, adopted a greyhound they named McLeod. After looking into the racing industry and finding out about the plight of retired racing dogs and ex-working lurchers, GAL was born... the rest, as they say, is history.
Having dedicated over 20 years to GAL, Denise has taken a step back and is now
enjoying her retirement in South Yorkshire with the McGranagang.
Homing and Social Media
Laura is part of the homing team, helps manage the social media pages and also serves as the committee's convenor.
She has a lot of experience in animal welfare and behaviour and is often a go-to for dog behaviour problems.
Vice Convenor & Treasurer
Liz joined the committee in 2020 and the role of accountant is one of her many business qualifications, so we are delighted to have her on board as GAL's Treasurer.
Liz and husband Allan are owned by Belgian Shepherd Indie, and they have many years experience of dog ownership.
Suzanne has been on the committee for a number of years. She is one of GAL's experienced foster carers and takes care of all the administrative duties at GAL, including Membership, event applications and lots of filing. Suzanne joined the Failed Foster Club in 2016, adopting black hound Avi, who is usually found surveying the monthly walk from the comfort of his car boot! He was joined this year by 4 year-old Nuno.
Charles Thompson is ably assisting with the Fostering role, with many years of experience of owning and fostering greyhounds and lurchers. We are incredibly grateful for his support.
GAL Shop & Fundraising
Fiona is a longtime GAL supporter who is owned by hounds Kaas and Bami, and has been on the committee for a number of years. She does a lot of fundraising for GAL and you may have seen Fiona's Forage Fun mats and baws at various events.
Fiona is also the person to contact if your hound is in need of a new coat or collar or some GAL branded merchandise.
Incoming Dogs Coordinator
Allan joined the committee in 2020 and has many years experience of dog ownership.
Allan is working with trusted GAL volunteer Janet Russell in the role of Incoming Dogs Coordinator.
.Janet Stevenson is our first contact for homing and fostering applications, a valued and important role.
We also have Social Media support provided by Laura Adie and Gavin Riddick.
A Message From the
We have experienced a number of personnel changes during 2020, and would like to reassure our supporters that GAL remains absolutely dedicated to rescuing and rehoming greyhounds and lurchers, and we are all excited about GAL's future.
We are in the process of reviewing policies and procedures, launching a new and improved website, and currently working as a team in carrying out all of GAL's main activities.
However, many hands make light work!
If you feel able to help us achieve our goals by serving on the committee, or in any other way, please don't hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
It can definitely be hard work, but it is always rewarding. If you are lucky enough to have a GAL hound in your life, you will know what we mean.
Follow Up Coordinator