RAFT races, cake sales, and a moonlight walk are just some of the ways staff at a Warwick company have raised money to fund two Guide Dog puppies.
Employees at hydraulics plant Eaton have raised some £8,500 for the charity over the last two years.
The money will be used to name two puppies – Eaton and Luna, and will support them through their first year as a puppy before they head off to Guide Dog school.
A spokesman for Eaton said: “We were looking for a practical way to help a charity which all our staff could get behind. It’s exciting to know that we are doing something that will change someone’s life and we cannot wait to hear news of the birth of our sponsored puppies.”
Guide Dogs community fund-raiser Liz Gilbert said: “It costs around £50,000 to support a Guide Dog partnership and we rely on donations from the public to fund most of our life-changing work. I’m delighted that staff at Eaton chose to fundraise for us, and look forward to introducing puppy Eaton to them in the near future.”
Email [email protected] or call 0118 9838843 to find out more about supporting the charity.
* THOSE experiencing sight loss have the chance to discover more about Guide Dogs.
The charity is holding a free information day in Leamington explaining about its services and including the chance to see the kennels and hear from a guide dog owner.
The event will be held on Tuesday April 25 between 10am and 3.30pm at the training school on Warwick New Road.
Call 0118 983 8882 or email [email protected] to find out more.
* GUIDE Dogs Spring Fair promises a fun-filled afternoon of games, tours and a sensory tunnel at the charity’s Leamington training headquarters on April 2.
The fair takes place at the Warwick New Road centre from 11am to 3pm,
Visit www.guidedogs.org.uk for further details.