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Sunderland Greyhound Stadium hosting 'Fund£Racer' event to help good causes

Two local charities are ‘going to the dogs’ – and aiming for a major cash boost.

By Tom Patterson
Wednesday, 15th June 2022, 12:00 am
Updated Wednesday, 22nd June 2022, 2:12 pm

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Greyhound Stadium charity night.
Greyhound Stadium charity night.

Sunderland Greyhound Stadium is hosting its first ever “Fund£Racer” event on Thursday July 14 - giving two local charities the opportunity to raise vital funds.

The Stadium is donating 100 ticket packages, worth £8 each, to the South Shields-based Charlie and Carter Foundation (CCF), which provides financial support to parents of seriously ill children, and Sunderland’s Grace house, which provide respite services to disabled youngsters.

Sunderland Greyhound Stadium general manager, Joanne Wilson, said: “Fund£Racers provide a wonderful opportunity to bring supporters of an organisation together to enjoy a great social evening at the dogs, whilst raising valuable funds.

"We are so pleased to be working together with a number of local charities and sports clubs to make this event a success.”

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The Charlie and Carter Foundation (CCF) was established in memory of the two Cookson brothers from South Shields – who both suffered from life-limiting conditions.

Tickets for the fundraising event can be obtained at the Charlie and Carter Foundation shop in the Denmark Centre, South Shields, or at

To purchase tickets and support Grace House, call 0191 435 2088.

Stadium manager, Ben Stores, said: “We are excited to be hosting this event which has proved so popular in other greyhound tracks around the country. “Hopefully this is only the first of many Fund£Racers, supporting local causes in our community.”

For more information on the Fund£Racer and other events at Sunderland Greyhound Stadium, call 0191 568 6200 or email [email protected] greyhounds.co.uk