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Siobhan Hoppley, recipient of the award and founder of Makants Greyhound Rescue,  alongside John Burns MBE and greyhound, Abbie.

Siobhan Hoppley, recipient of the award and founder of Makants Greyhound Rescue, alongside John Burns MBE and greyhound, Abbie.

Makants Greyhound Rescue Winner Of The Burns Charity Of The Year Award

2 years ago

12th December, 2022 10h54

Burns Pet Nutrition

Makants Greyhound Rescue in Tyldesley will receive a lifechanging donation as part of the prestigious award 

Burns Pet Nutrition, the leading healthy pet food company, are thrilled to announce the winner of their esteemed Burns Charity of the Year Award. Of the six charities nominated, Burns has chosen Makants Greyhound Rescue NW in Mort Lane Tyldesley as the winning charity.

The prize is tailored to the needs of the charity and as such, Makants Greyhound Rescue will receive an ongoing supportive partnership with the natural pet food company, which includes meeting all feeding needs for the charity for an entire year, typically the largest overhead for an animal welfare charity.  It also includes staff training, dog training and all the feed for rehoming packs and multiple promotional opportunities.

Makants main objectives is to rescue, rehabilitate and rehome retired and injured greyhounds. They are supported by a great team of volunteers who help fundraise, foster and care for their greyhounds.

They are a completely independent self-funded charity and, being a single breed rescue they care solely for greyhounds. Their rehoming teams also remain in contact with the adoptive family during the first few months to offer any help or advice that is needed.

The charity also takes their greyhounds on visits to Care Homes for older people and to schools and youth groups such as Cubs. They have become well respected in their local community and have attended many community events such as Christmas light 'switch ons' and other charity events.

Everyone connected with the rescue is a volunteer and many have been with the charity since the rescue center was founded.

The scheme, which recognises and rewards the outstanding achievement of animal welfare organisations throughout the UK has run each year since 2015.

John Burns, founder of Burns Pet Nutrition said “Myself and the Burns Pet Nutrition team are extremely passionate about supporting and giving back to the community in any way, shape or form possible, and the same goes for charities in need of the support they aren’t currently receiving. We are looking forward to working with Makants Greyhound Rescue throughout 2022 and, hopefully, they will feel the benefit of the support Burns Pet Nutrition can offer”.

The founder of Makants Greyhound Rescue, Siobhan Hoppley said: “Being awarded the Burns Charity of the Year Award for outstanding achievement is a great honour. To be recognised for the work we do, and to have a supportive partnership with a company such as Burns Pet Nutrition, can only be hugely beneficial. Having all our feeding needs net for a year is especially very welcome in these economically challenging times.

“We will be secure in the knowledge that our greyhounds, being fed on Burns products, will thrive in our care before ultimately finding their forever homes.

We very much look forward to working with Burns Pet Nutrition over the coming year and, with their support, we believe we can help even more greyhounds into homes”.

Alongside this initiative, Burns also continues to support over 30 charities long term, and contributes multiple one-off donations throughout the year. They also have their very own in-house charity, The John Burns Foundation, which runs multiple community initiatives, such as Burns by Your Side, a scheme that helps school children improve their literacy and communication skills with the aid of trained volunteers and reading dogs.

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