Local opticians raises vital funds for Guide Dogs
Specsavers in Talbot Green has raised £110 for Guide Dogs during the charity’s annual fundraising week in October.
As part of the activities, optical assistant Tamzin West dressed up as a guide dog to collect funds at the entrance to the store.
Guide dog visit
The store received a visit from Vespar, the guide dog, who came to the store with its owner, Judith Edwards, to meet and greet local customers. The Specsavers staff also sold glow in the dark pin badges, with all of the money raised going towards the final donation total.
Support greatly appreciated
Store director, Hannah Davies, said: ‘We wanted to get involved in Guide Dogs Week to raise funds for such a wonderful charity. We are delighted to be handing over £110 to Guide Dogs, we know that the money will be put to excellent use.
‘The support the store has received over the few months for our fundraising activity has been fantastic. To have the backing of the local community is terrific and we really do appreciate every penny that our customers have donated to us.’
Guide Dogs provides mobility and freedom to blind and partially sighted people. Among other things, the charity has been expertly breeding and training guide dogs for more than 75 years, providing thousands of dogs to blind and partially-sighted people of all ages and from all walks of life. The charity also campaigns for the rights of people with visual impairment, educates the public about the importance of eyecare and provides funding for eye disease research.