Customers who visited Specsavers in Swindon on Friday 10 October were greeted by wagging tails and furry faces and helped raise £236 for Guide Dogs.

Staff at the store put their best paw forward and dressed up as dogs and in bright neon colours in aid of Guide Dogs Week (4-12 October). A few special fluffy visitors also stopped by the store with Guide Dogs representatives to greet customers.

Meanwhile, customers were given the opportunity to win a big furry dog teddy and a pair of designer specs (worth up to £99) by donating £1 to guess the number of marbles in a jar. There was also a face painter in store who turned younger customers into their favourite furry friend in return for a £1 donation.

‘The whole team looks forward to hosting the funday for Guide Dogs,’ says David Grieves, store director at Specsavers in Swindon. ‘It’s something which we try to support each year as it helps to educate the public about the importance of eye care and to fund eye disease research.’

This event was part of an ongoing partnership with Guide Dogs which has already seen Specsavers raise enough money to pay for the breeding and training costs of 25 guide dog pups. Guide Dogs 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. See

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