Charity on the up with new distribution centre

A dog rescue charity is opening up a new showroom and distribution centre and shop to help raise more vital funds.

A dog rescue charity is opening up a new showroom and distribution centre and shop to help raise more vital funds.

From the left at the new centre are Danielle Samples, founder Deb Rothery with Gabby, Julia Andrus and Geoff Hill with Sid

From the left at the new centre are Danielle Samples, founder Deb Rothery with Gabby, Julia Andrus and Geoff Hill with Sid

Tia Greyhound and Lurcher Rescue, which has a rescue centre at Moorside Farm, Coppy Nook Lane, Cragg Vale, has opened its latest fundraising facility at unit 14, Moderna Business Park, Mytholmroyd.

The site, which officially opens at 10am on Saturday, will be a drop-off point for donations, a shop and a distribution centre for the charity’s other nine shops.

Julia Andrus, manager of the new centre and the charity’s shop in Hebden Bridge, said: “We have nine shops now. This will be a distribution centre for all the shops, but we also want people to buy items here and drop off stuff as well.

“It’s extremely vital that people come down and support us because we’ve got to pay the rent before we raise any money for the charity.

“We’re also always looking for volunteers as well.”

Tia houses up to 100 greyhounds at one time, half of which have been rescued off the streets, and aims to re-house them. The centre, which costs £1,000 a day to run, also houses horses.

Tia, which has shops in Hebden Bridge and Todmoden, wants to create a bigger sanctuary to help more animals. It also runs a monthly lottery, with a £250 prize.

The Mytholmroyd shop will be open seven days a week from 10am to 5pm.

For more information, to donate money or to volunteer, go to www.tiagreyhounds.org.