Let's Hear it for the Boy!01 February 2017
Make sure 3rd March is in your diary!
On 3rd March 2017, we will be releasing our debut charity single, Let’s hear it for the Boy, performed by chart-topping artist Allan Jay.
Originally a 1980’s #No.1 hit for Deniece Williams, the song’s title is also the name of our current campaign which is to highlight the plight of male greyhounds awaiting their new home.
Allan Jay is an Award winning, chart topping dynamic Scottish vocalist making a big name for himself on the Music Scene.
Having just won the ‘LBGTQ MUSIC AWARD 2016‘ for his duet with 90’s Legend Rozalla. He was previously Winner of ‘Best Male Artist 2015’ in Reloaded Music Award, and in the same year a Finalist for “Entertainer of the Year” at the Icon Awards.
Male greyhounds waiting for their new home have reached an all-time high in the RGT kennels, equating to about 1,000 greyhounds at any given point, 800 of which are boys. 2015 entertainer of the year, LHIFTB’s recording artist Allan Jay says “I’m delighted to be involved in this campaign and I think the lyrics say it all, let’s give the boy a chance and find the home that they so deserve.”
James Crossley is the face of the our campaign and said: ‘‘I want to help break the myths that surround Greyhounds and the boys in particular. They make great family pets and fit in well to the home environment and don't need as much exercise as people think."
Around 8,000 greyhounds retire from greyhound racing each year and the RGT homes around 4000 each year. Racing greyhounds transition very well from track to sofa when they retire, forming an integral part of any home.
Jo Blake, operations and welfare manager for the charity, explains: “We generally work to keep a 50:50 ratio of males to females available for adoption but our waiting lists are now at least 80 per cent boys. People looking for a Greyhound often come to us specifically looking to take on a girl, owing to preconceived ideas that they make better pets. We’re working hard to educate the public that every Greyhound is an individual and there are no hard and fast rules as to suitability for homing based on gender alone.”
The single will be available online from ITunes, Google play, Amazon, Lynn PA and Energise. Follow and like us on Facebook (@rgtrust), Twitter (@rgt_uk) and Instagram (retiredgreyhoundtrust) to make sure you don’t miss the official launch!
For more information on Allan Jay go to http://lynnpamanagement.co.uk/clients/recording-artists/allan-jay/