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Dumfries staff raise more than £1000 for worthy cause

30 May, 2014
Specsavers Dumfries optometrist Adam Dickie
A marathon and a fun day helped Specsavers in Dumfries raise more than £1,000 for Guide Dogs Scotland.
 
Optometrist Adam Dickie completed the London Marathon in just three hours and 34 minutes, raising more than £1,000 for the cause. 
 
And two weeks later, a visit from guide dogs and handlers in the store helped raise another £161.52.  
 
The money raised by the store will be used locally to train guide dogs, and to increase awareness of the charity’s work. 
 
Jill Dickson, director of Specsavers in Dumfries, says: ‘Guide Dogs Scotland is a charity that’s close to our hearts.
 
‘To have raised well over £1,000 for the cause is a fantastic achievement. We would like to thank all of our staff – especially Adam – and all of our customers for their support.’
 
Fantastic support
 
Guide Dogs Scotland community fundraiser Kyla Stratton, says: ‘It costs around £50,000 for training and support of each guide dog through its working life. 
 
‘Guide Dogs Scotland receives no government funding for the guide dogs service, so relies on public generosity. That’s why the support of Specsavers and of fantastic champions like Adam, is so vital to our work. 
 
‘Without Adam’s support and support from Specsavers stores, we couldn’t continue to provide our lifechanging service.
 
‘We would like to say a huge thanks to Specsavers and a huge thanks and well done to Adam.’