Shepherd's Bush eyecare experts championed Guide Dogs in the borough with a little help from man’s best friend.

The team from Specsavers in Uxbridge Road ran a week long awareness drive in store in aid of the charity, which supports blind and partially sighted people across the UK.

Long-standing customer Joyce Ryan and her friendly pooches Alfie and April helped launch the store’s ‘name the puppy’ competition, won by customer Jackie Holding. As well as shining a spotlight on the cause, the store raised £50 over the course of the initiative.

A word from the store director 

Rebecca Burgess, store director of Specsavers in Shepherd’s Bush, said: ‘As eyecare professionals, Guide Dogs is a charity which is very close to our hearts.

‘We hope that putting the focus on its invaluable work in store, we have helped more people recognise and support this special cause.’

More about the charity

Guide Dogs is a UK charity and has been breeding and training guide dogs for more than 75 years. The charity provides mobility and freedom to blind and partially sighted people. It also campaigns for the rights of people with visual impairment, educates the public about eyecare and funds eye disease research.

Specsavers has been a proud supporter of Guide Dogs for more than 10 years. In the past four years, stores have raised a nationwide total of £270,000, which has funded 25 guide dog puppies.

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