Annette Crosbie Presents Award to Celia Cross Greyhound Trust

Over the years she’s tickled our funny bones in the box office hit Calendar Girls and the popular Britcom One Foot in the Grave, and through her tireless efforts to put an end to the senseless sport of greyhound racing actress Annette Crosbie has touched our hearts. The President of the League Against Cruel Sports, the star is the co-founder of Greyhounds UK and a patron of Celia Cross Greyhound Trust, the organization which received accolades as the Best Greyhound Rescue Center at The Burgess Wetnose Animal Rescue Awards.

One of the 30 celebrities who gathered at the Jumeirah Carlton Tower Hotel in London for the event, Annette Crosbie proudly presented the animal welfare charity with their Wetnose award, marking the second consecutive year that Celia Cross Greyhound Trust has been honored at the awards show for their work.

Celia Cross Greyhound Trust

Left to die in an abandoned barn, the greyhound found by the late Celia Cross in 1970 may have crossed Rainbow Bridge many years ago, but the legacy of Ms. Cross’s love for the dog she dubbed Lucky lives on at the Celia Cross Greyhound Trust, which rescues, rehabilitates and rehomes approximately 150 abused or abandoned greyhounds each year. Located in West Clandon, Guildford, England, the nonprofit is open seven days a week.

Wetnose Animal Aid

The third annual Burgess Wetnose Animal Rescue Awards, which shine a spotlight on small animal welfare organizations, are made possible by Gavin and Andrea Gamby-Boulger, whose loving memory of their late German Shepherd Tara prompted the founding of Wetnose Animal Aid.

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Catch glimpses of the glitterati who gathered at the Burgess Wetnose Animal Rescue Awards to applaud the efforts of independent rescue organizations in the following video:

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About Grace Sydney

Grace Sydney is the Assistant Editor of and, covering celebrity-related rescue news. She operates the @HollywoodDogs Twitter account sharing information on celebrity fundraising for rescues and shelters.