Specsavers in Reading enjoyed a Guide Dog fundraising event and collected a fine sum for their furry friends this month.

The Broad Street store raised a three figure sum on 14 October to celebrate Guide Dogs Week (7 – 15 October).

Special visitors

The store had a fun-filled day of activities for patients and staff alike and were joined by five volunteers and their guide dogs, including one puppy in training.

Customers got a warm welcome in store by the special guests and contributed to the grand total of £124.78 raised on the day.

Store success

Don Watts, store director at Specsavers Reading, said: ‘Our Guide Dogs event was incredibly successful and we are delighted with the money raised for this worthwhile charity.

‘Guide Dogs is such a valuable charity for those in the UK living with sight loss, we are proud to have helped raise funds and awareness.

‘There are millions of people in the UK living with sight loss, with an estimated 180,000 of those rarely leaving home.

‘Guide Dogs do such wonderful work helping those with sight loss to live their lives to the full. We want to thank everyone who donated to this vital cause and took part in our event – we look forward to the next one.’

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