Specsavers in Dumbarton is reaching out to customers and the local community to mark Guide Dogs Week 2015.

Throughout Guide Dogs Week - the charity’s annual awareness and fundraising week which takes place from the 3-11 October - staff from the store, on High Street, will be collecting donations.

Proud supporter

Mitchell, store director of Specsavers Dumbarton said: ‘Specsavers has been a proud supporter of Guide Dogs for more than 10 years. Thanks to the support of our customers we have raised a nationwide total of £270,000 in the past four years, which has funded 25 guide dog puppies. We’d like to encourage old and new faces to join us in-store this week to help raise money for the charity.’

Join in on the fun

Lisa Bell, Guide Dogs’ corporate partnerships officer said: ‘Every hour another person in the UK loses their sight, and the impact is life changing. The Guide Dogs charity is here to make sure that when someone loses their vision they don’t have to lose their freedom as well. This Guide Dogs Week we want to reach even more people to raise awareness and reach our biggest ever Guide Dogs Week fundraising target of £1million. Everyone is invited to join in the fun, meet some amazing people and have a good time!’

Specsavers customers can also get involved in Guide Dogs Week by visiting www.guidedogs.org.uk/letsglow, or can simply support us by texting FREEDOM to 70007 to donate just £3, or even pop in to a store to pick up a glow in the dark pin badge for £1.

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