London Marathon for GAGAH hounds & Speysound Radio

by Cath Wright, Speysound Radio in Grantown-on-Spey, Highland Council, United Kingdom

London Marathon for GAGAH hounds & Speysound Radio
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On 27th April 2024 we successfully raised £760 with 46 supporters in 28 days

I'm running the London Marathon and raising funds for 'Give a Greyhound a Home' to help rehome ex-racing Greyhounds and also Speysound Radio

by Cath Wright, Speysound Radio in Grantown-on-Spey, Highland Council, United Kingdom

I am running, so retired Greyhounds can lie on sofas and listen to music!” 

This year I will be running the London Marathon and rising money and awareness for two fantastic organisations, Give a Greyhound (GAGAH) and our local community radio station Speysound Radio.

First of all, let’s talk about Greyhounds…since our first greyhound, Lord Norris entered our lives, Greyhounds have taken over our life......and our house! We currently have two of these amazingly odd animals called Newt and Clover, both came from an organisation called 'Give a Greyhound a Home' who have a network of foster homes (we are one of them) and forever homes throughout Scotland. Have a look at  

GAGAH do an amazing job at taking most of their rescue greyhounds direct from racing kennels and trainers and getting them into comfy foster homes, where our fosterers look after them, get them health checked, neutered, vaccinated and normally some dental work and then eventually these 'couch potatoes' find their forever home. Give a Greyhound a Home is a not-for-profit organisation, nobody gets paid, we do it because we love these animals and believe they need some love in return.

The other organisation is the awesome Speysound Radio, I mean who doesn’t want to be a radio presenter?? We’ve had our radio show, The Shuffle Sessions for 6 years now!

Speysound started life in 1993, Speysound has an awesome claim to fame, our transmitter is situated at the top of Cairngorm Mountain, 1097 metres above sea level and shares the honour of having the highest FM radio transmitter in the UK. Speysound covers the whole of Badenoch and Strathspey in the Scottish Highlands via 107.1 FM or listen from anywhere in the world online at As a community radio we help promote local activities, organisations and bring awareness (and music!) to many community events.  

All the money raised from me running at this iconic event will be split equally between the two organisations, towards GAGAH's vet bills and foster costs and keeping Speysound Radio on air, paying for equipment and licences allowing this voluntary organisation to support the communities of Badenoch and Strathspey. 

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