Specsavers Bicester was paid a visit by a four-legged friend on Tuesday 7 August as part of a fundraising day for Guide Dogs.
The team baked cakes and made sweet treats for customers to sample and buy. If the cakes weren’t enough to bring in the customers, guide dog Pip, brought along by handler Geoff Jordan, definitely was. They also held a small raffle that included prizes such as bottles of wine, biscuits and children’s toys, raising £468 in total.
A word from the store director
‘It was a great day of fundraising, talking with customers and understanding more about the work that Guide Dogs does,’ said store director, Sarah Marshall, ‘We’d like to say a big thank you to them for coming along and helping to support our fundraising day and to the local community for their generous donations.’
It costs over £44,600 to train just one guide dog, so the charity is always seeking help through donations. This training helps people to get out of the house to see family and friends, giving them more independence and a better quality of life. Guide Dogs campaigns for the rights of people with visual impairment, funds eye disease research and educates the public about eye care.
Specsavers has proudly supported the charity for more than 10 years.