Staff at an Inverness opticians held a series of fundraising activities to help highlight Guide Dogs Week and raised £90 for Guide Dogs Scotland.
During the special fundraising week the store’s staff dressed up in neon yellow, the colour of a guide dog’s harness, to raise awareness of the charity.
Staff also held a bake sale and an in-store competition to win a giant cuddly Labrador puppy soft toy for correctly guessing its birthday throughout the week, with all proceeds going to the charity.
A very worthy cause
Andy Carr, director at Specsavers Inverness, said: ‘Both customers and staff really enjoyed our Guide Dogs Week celebrations. ‘Guide Dogs Scotland is a charity we have long supported and a very worthy cause. I’m proud of our staff for the delicious bake sale and competition they organised and am pleased to have a healthy total to hand over.’
Greatly improve quality of living
Guide Dogs Scotland provides blind or partially sighted people with a guide dog to help greatly improve their quality of living. Money raised for the charity not only helps to train future guide dogs, but also helps train the new owners and provide them with all the essential items they will need, plus financial assistance to cover food and veterinary bills.