Members of staff from Specsavers in Portishead held a fundraising day on Friday 13 October to mark Guide Dogs Week (7 - 15 October), raising almost £100.

Fundraising fun

The team dressed down for the day, had a cake sale and sold Guide Dogs puffer stickers. There was also a giant cuddly dog in store called Marley.

To help boost the fundraising total, customers took part in a ‘can you guess my name’ competition where they had to guess the cuddly dog’s name to be in chance of winning a big tub of chocolates. All money raised went to Guide Dogs. 

A word from the store director

Store director, David Perrigo said: ‘It was great day and lots of fun for everyone involved. Guide Dogs Week was the perfect opportunity to fundraise, and we would like to say a huge thank you to everyone that came along to support the charity.’

Guide Dogs Week

Guide Dogs Week is the charity’s annual awareness and fundraising week which took place from 7-15 October. Specsavers has proudly supported the charity for more than 10 years, raising a nationwide total of £270,000 to fund 25 guide dog puppies.

Guide Dogs provide mobility and freedom to blind and partially sighted people. The charity also campaigns for the rights of people with visual impairment, educates the public about eyecare and funds eye disease research.

All Portishead store information