Specsavers in Derby welcomed a very special dog into store as part of the Move it for Money fundraising initiative, raising more than £300 for Guide Dogs UK.

The team from the store at 22 Crown Walk swapped their uniforms for all-blue attire, as visitors enjoyed a special visit from a guide dog and handler. Staff channelled their inner Mary Berry with a range of home-baked treats, which were offered to visitors in return for a donation to the charity.

The team also raised money by holding a raffle for £1 per strip, with generous prizes donated from local businesses Love Aroma, Café Caruso, Cheese and Wine Emporium, Cremes Café, Hotter and Filthy Rich Jewellery.

A word from the store director

Uan Gohil, store director, said: ‘We had a fantastic fundraising day in store, which raised a total of £305.18 for Guide Dogs UK. This would not have been possible without the generous donations from local businesses, as well as customers and visitors to the store who really dug deep for such a worthy cause.

‘Guide Dogs do such great work in the community and we’re always happy to support their mission, so we want to say a big thank you to everyone who came along!’

About Guide Dogs UK

Guide Dogs UK provides help to thousands of blind and partially sighted people across the UK through the provision of guide dogs, mobility and other rehabilitation services. The charity also campaigns for the rights of those with visual impairments and invests in eye disease research.

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