Visitors to Specsavers opticians in Bingham were recently greeted by wagging tails at a fundraising day for Guide Dogs, which raised more than £170.

The team at Specsavers in Eaton Place welcomed volunteer handlers Lisa and Stuart Jones from the Guide Dogs charity into the store, alongside their dogs Kiki and Freddie, for a day of raising awareness and funds.

The handlers chatted to visitors about the charity, while the team provided a selection of homemade cupcakes and goodies, pens and keyrings in return for donations. There was also a face painter for younger visitors.

Life-changing effects from sight loss

‘It was a fantastic day that really brought home the message about how life-changing sight loss can be,’ said store director Amit Rana. ‘We raised a total of £178 thanks to the generosity of our customers who dug deep for this amazing cause.

‘We are planning on providing ongoing support for Guide Dogs throughout the year, and will hopefully welcome our four-legged friends back into store for another fundraising event soon.’

Guide Dogs provides people with sight loss with the support they need to be able to move around safely and confidently, to get out of their homes and be able to live life the way they choose.

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