At a meeting held at the track on August 15th a survival plan for the future of Longford Greyhound Stadium was discussed. Over 100 people from all over Ireland attended and heard that basically there are 2 options for the track:
* Close down on Friday August 23rd
* Deal with the urgent issues raised by the Fire Officer and other financial requirements by raising funds immediately.
It is estimated that if we raised 25,000 in the next 2 weeks that racing at the track could continue to October.
It was clearly pointed out that raising these funds will NOT guarantee that racing will continue after October. The track will also require a further 20,000 to survive after that.
Basically its a big gamble, but faced with the other option of closing immediately those in attendance decided unanimously to fight for the future of the track. The Longford Track Supporters Club have formed a fundraising committee with the aim of raising 25,000 as soon as possible. This figure is easily attainable as the goodwill is there. We are asking owners, trainers and anyone worldwide with an interest in greyhound racing to contribute to the fund.
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Please Support Greyhound-Data's Irish Greyhound Fighting Fund
You may or may not be aware of what is currently happening in Ireland.
Basically the Irish Greyhound Board is now closing tracks without consultation
with owners and trainers or any of the Owner and Trainer groups.
All of Ireland is united in fighting for justice and transparency in the Irish Greyhound Industry
so we are asking all of our members from around the world to unite and support OUR fight.
We now need to raise funds:
To help greyhound owners and trainers that are going through financial hardship due to unforseen circumstances.
To put funds aside to be used to help the Irish Greyhound Industry and to fight unjust decisions via the media and in the courts.
Greyhound-Data will also be running auctions to raise funds so if you have anything to donate please
post it on our forum
or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are in need of assistance, please do not hesitate in contacting us at
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Greyhound-Data will be donating it's time and resources completely free of charge.