• Saturday, 06 May, 2023,
  • by Andrew Copley

$12K donation to provide food, shelter and psychological support for displaced Ukrainians

GRV will donate $12,000 to support Ukrainians in need of humanitarian aid due to the current Russian invasion.

A partnership struck with the Association of Ukrainians in Victoria (AUV) some weeks ago saw GRV pledge $400 to the cause every time the blue number 4 greyhound and yellow number 5 greyhound ran first and second in the same race in Victoria, in any order.

Blue and yellow are the colours of the Ukrainian flag.

The month-long fundraiser fittingly began on 6 April – International Day of Sport for Development and Peace – with a total of 30 blue/yellow dog quinellas occurring across the stretch of 30 days.

The money will be used to assist AUV with a variety of resettlement needs for Ukrainians arriving in Victoria including food, shelter and psychological support.

WATCH: GRV CEO Stuart Laing, AUV Chairperson Tatiana Zachariak and AUV Director Teresa Kohut discuss greyhound racing’s support for displaced Ukrainians who have fled to Victoria.

WATCH: Victorian greyhound owner Brett Osler instigated GRV’s support for displaced Ukrainians.

Andrew CopleyAndrew Copley

Andrew Copley

Communications Manager at Greyhound Racing Victoria with 25 years’ experience as a reporter with National Greyhound Form newspaper and GRV. Former Watchdog form analyst. Adopter of celebrity greyhound, Fred Basset. Victorian Greyhound of the Year and Victorian greyhound racing Hall of Fame panel member.

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