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Lichfield fundraising for four-legged friends

09 November, 2017
Specsavers Lichfield on Guide Dogs Week
Poppy Hughes (optical assistant), Carol Trigg (Guide Dogs representative) and Flora the Guide Dog.

Members of staff from Specsavers in Lichfield held a fundraising day to mark Guide Dogs Week (7 - 15 October), raising more than £250.

Fundraising fun

The team held a cake sale in store selling a range of delicious sweet treats. To help boost the fundraising total, customers could also take part in a ‘guess the name of the puppy’ competition.

Carol Trigg, a representative from the charity also came into store with her working Guide Dog, Flora, who raised awareness and enjoyed lots of cuddles. All money raised went to Guide Dogs UK.

A word from the store director

Store director Praful Patel, said: ‘It was a great day and lots of fun for everyone involved. Guide Dogs Week was the perfect opportunity to fundraise, and we would like to say a huge thank you to everyone that came along to support the charity.’

Guide Dogs Week

Guide Dogs Week is the charity’s annual awareness and fundraising week which took place from 7-15 October. Specsavers has proudly supported the charity for more than 10 years, raising a nationwide total of £270,000 to fund 25 guide dog puppies.

Guide Dogs provide mobility and freedom to blind and partially sighted people. The charity also campaigns for the rights of people with visual impairment, educates the public about eyecare and funds eye disease research.

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