Specsavers in Glenrothes has raised £192 for the Guide Dogs charity thanks to the help of its generous customers.

Budding guide dogs-to-be visited the Glenrothes store where the team offered a glasses MOT service to locals and handed out information leaflets describing what Guide Dogs does in Scotland.

The puppies were a big hit and attracted the attention of many passers-by in the Shopping Centre whose donations were greatly appreciated.

Guide Dogs Week, the charity’s annual awareness and fundraising week, took place from the 3-11 October with a theme of ‘Let’s Glow’.

Proud supporter of Guide Dogs

Stewart Wilson, store director of Specsavers Glenrothes, said: ‘Specsavers has been a proud supporter of Guide Dogs for more than 10 years. Thanks to the generosity 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 thank everyone that visited the store and enabled us to make this great donation.’

Aim for biggest ever target

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 wanted to reach even more people to raise awareness and reach our biggest ever Guide Dogs Week fundraising target of £1million.’ 

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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