The team at Sutton Coldfield Specsavers was joined by some furry friends as they showed their support for Guide Dogs with an awareness day.
Education and donations
Six volunteers from the charity, along with their canine companions, visited the store for a fundraising and awareness day on 30 April. As well as finding out about the work of Guide Dogs and their impact, customers also made donations to the charity, raising a total of £110.
‘Guide Dogs is a wonderful charity which does some incredible work to support blind and partially sighted people in communities across the country,’ said Andrew Pennicott, store manager. ‘We were really pleased to have several volunteers and their guide dogs join us throughout the day who were able to share their experiences with our customers.
‘To see the relationship between the dogs and their owners was incredible, and it’s that which enables those with sight loss continue to live independent lives.’
More than just a companion
Working to provide mobility and freedom for blind and partially sighted people, Guide Dogs breeds more than 1,300 pups and creates hundreds of partnerships between guide dogs and their owners each year. The charity also delivers confidence-building services to people of all ages with sight loss across the UK.