A team of big hearted fundraisers from an East Kilbride opticians has raised more than £560 for charity with some help from their four-legged friends.

Staff from Specsavers in the town welcomed a pack of guide dog puppies into the store as part of a fundraising day for the Guide Dogs charity.

As well as introducing the cuddly canines to customers, the team took part in a 100 kilometre sponsored cycle on exercise bikes and offered shoppers tasty treats at a bake sale to bolster their fundraising efforts.

Cuddly Canines

Shirley-Ann Kennedy, director of Specsavers in East Kilbride, said: ‘Guide Dogs play such an important role in the lives of their owners. They are far more than just pets and provide a life-line for thousands of blind and partially sighted people across the country.

‘In honour of Specsavers’ long-standing relationship with the national Guide Dogs charity, we put together a fun-filled fundraising day in East Kilbride to help the charity to continue its amazing work.

‘Shoppers and staff really got into the spirit of things and helped us raise more than £560. It’s a fantastic sum and we’d like to thank everyone who took part on the day.’

The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association – commonly known as Guide Dogs – is a national charity which trains puppies to assist blind and partially sighted people across the UK. Since its establishment in 1931, the charity has helped more than 29,000 people achieve life-changing independence.

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