Staff and customers in the Morpeth store recently raised £83 in aid of Guide Dogs. The team generated the funds in the run up to the recent Guide Dogs Week.
The Morpeth store gave a donation for each eye test that took place during the awareness week. This initiative encouraged customers to get involved and support the charity.
Alongside this scheme a tombola was held for customers, giving them the chance to win where they could win some miniature guide dog stuffed toys.
Ronnie Turner, store manager at Morpeth, said: ‘Guide Dogs is a charity that we love to get involved with. The charity does fantastic work for people who are visually impaired or blind.
‘We work closely with people who struggle with their sight and we like to support them to the best of our ability. Creating awareness is key and we hope that activities like this will raise awareness in Morpeth about sight loss.’
Mrs Rescigno, a local customer is also a guide dog owner. Her helper, Cider a Labrador was brought into the store for customers to meet and learn a little more about the incredible work they carry out.
Guide dogs can ensure that if someone loses their sight they will not lose their freedom or independence. There are many ways to get involved with the charity by visiting Guide Dogs.