Close to Home By Rupert Adams

Bookies Hoping To Make A Real Dogs Dinner This Christmas

Bookies Hoping To Make A Real Dogs Dinner This Christmas


William Hill colleagues in Yorkshire are hoping to serve up a real dogs dinner at Jerry Green Dog Rescue Centre this Christmas through their hot dog collection.


Over 800 colleagues are hoping to collect as many frankfurters as they can to donate to the charity, who have five centres across Yorkshire, Lincolnshire and Nottingham, rescuing and rehoming stray and abandoned dogs.


Why Hot Dogs for the dogs, we hear you say…. Well whilst being a tasty treat with a long shelf life, hot dogs also have the benefit of being soft enough to use as rewards for the dogs, who undergo a lot of training at the Centre before they are ready to settle into new homes. They are also ideal for hiding medication in, and many of the dogs who come to the Centre have complex medical conditions for which tablets need to be administered.  


This is the second collection William Hill colleagues have arranged for the charity, collecting 340 tennis balls and raising over £400 for the Dog Rescue Centre in June this year, all as part of the company’s Close to HOME community commitment, which supports colleagues who want to volunteer or fundraise for local causes.


Louise Wilson, a shop manager in York and self-confessed ‘massive dog lover’ said ‘We have all heard of the slogan “A Dog Is Not Just For Christmas” and we wanted to take it one further this year by ensuring all these rescue dogs get a delivery from Santa.’


A spokesman for Jerry Green Dog Rescue, Emma Cook, said, ‘We are always in need of hotdogs but for some reason never seem to get any donated! It’s great to see William Hill get involved with another collection campaign which will make such a difference.’


Tinned hot dogs or frankfurters can be donated at any William Hill shop in East Yorkshire and the collection runs until Christmas Eve.



  • Close to HOME is William Hill’s commitment which supports its 16,000 colleagues across the globe who want to volunteer their time and skills to help causes in their local communities. So far this year William Hill colleagues across the UK have been involved in a range of community projects, including repainting local community centres and volunteering in homeless shelters.