Specsavers Camberley welcomed a Guide Dog puppy to their store on Wednesday 15th June to meet a very special person.
'Name a Pup' competition winner meets Iris
Paul Connell from Sandhurst was one of thousands who entered a Specsavers Facebook competition to name a guide dog puppy. Iris was his winning name suggestion and he was delighted to meet the pup with her puppy walker Mr Beisley at his local Specsavers store. The team at Specsavers Camberley has long been committed to raising money for Guide Dogs. Nationally, Specsavers has donated £350,000 to the charity over the last 10 years.
Doing our bit to help
‘Specsavers is always wonderfully supportive of our charity’ says Guide Dogs representative, Kavita Thandi. ‘The donations help us to expertly breed and train guide dogs to provide mobility and freedom to thousands of people who are blind and partially-sighted. We are thrilled to be able to come out today to show our appreciation, meet the Camberley community and introduce Paul and Iris to one another.’
What a great day!
The meeting of Paul Connell is one of many important steps Iris the guide dog puppy will take. A name is the first gift that a guide dog puppy receives, and for Paul, it was an honour to play a special part in this life changing story for Iris and her future owner. Lateef Iqbal, store director at Specsavers Camberley commented: ‘My team and our customers have had a great morning today, greeting Iris and Paul in our store. Seeing the puppy first-hand really illustrates what an important role the Guide Dogs charity plays for those visually impaired or blind in our community.’