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Kirkcaldy opticians give for guide dogs

06 November, 2014
Norman McWhirter and his fundraising Guide Dog Freddie outside Specsavers opticians in Kirkcaldy
Norman McWhirter and his fundraising Guide Dog Freddie

Specsavers in Kirkcaldy has continued its partnership with the local fundraising branch of Guide Dogs Scotland by raising £205 for the charity.

Staff at the store held a bake sale and sold Guide Dogs Scotland merchandise to generous customers in order to raise the total.

Several guide dog puppies also stopped by the High Street opticians on Saturday, October 4 for Stand out for Guide Dogs Week to make the fundraising day extra special.

Representatives from the charity were also in store raising awareness and funds for the cause, which works to provide mobility and freedom to blind and partially sighted people.

Kathryn Thompson, director of Specsavers Kirkcaldy, said: ‘A guide dog can change the life of someone who is blind or partially sighted. As experts in eye health and eye care, it is a charity very close to all of our hearts and I’m delighted we’ve been able to help such a fantastic cause.

'The guide dog visit caused quite a stir and is always a big hit with our lovely customers, who we would once again like to thank for their kind donations.’

Fiona McWhirter, organiser for the Kirkcaldy fundraising branch of the charity, added: ‘It is lovely that we have this team effort between the Specsavers Kirkcaldy staff and Guide Dogs Scotland. We are very grateful for their support – long may it continue.’

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