To mark the International Assistance Dog week (5-11 August), Specsavers in Droitwich raised funds for Guide Dogs UK.
The team held a week-long fundraiser where they baked cakes and offered spec MOT’s (cleaning and adjustments) in return for donations. The team also ran a puppy naming competition and a ‘pin the tail on the puppy’ game. If the treats and games weren’t enough, customers visiting the store on Saturday were greeted by furry friend, Una, who is currently training to be a guide dog.
‘It was a brilliant week of fundraising and customers found out more about what guide dogs do,’ said store director, Emma Singh. ‘We’d like to say thank you to the charity for coming to support our fundraising week and to the local community for their generous donations.’
It costs over £44,600 to train just one guide dog, so the charity always needs help with donations. This training can completely change someone’s life forever, help them get out of the house to see family and friends and give them some of their independence back.
Guide Dogs campaigns for the rights of people with visual impairment, funds the eye disease research and educates the public about eye care. Specsavers has proudly supported the charity for more than 10 years.