A Big Thanks!
In our Calendar Club stores we've been proud to have over 234 collection tins for the Guide Dogs for the Blind Association.
Because of your kind donations we have managed to raise £4,364.63 this year, giving a grand total of £22,000.00 overall!
About The Charity
The Guide Dogs charity have been expertly breeding and training guide dogs for more than 75 years, providing many thousands to blind and partially-sighted people of all ages and from all walks of life.
They also deliver confidence-building rehabilitation services to adults, young people and children - including long cane mobility training and communication and daily living skills.
What Your Money Has Helped To Do So Far!
So far your donations have helped sponsor 3 puppies in their first year of training.
The puppies include Brook and Lewis who are currently under our sponsorship, and Buddy who unfortuantely did not make the programme due to his suspicion of loud noises - Buddy will however be re-homed to a loving family!
Brook was born on the 12th March 2013 and Lewis on the 24th April 2013 and are both local pups (who are both very gorgeous too).
Here's some videos of when Brook came to visit our head office!
Don't forget you can also sign up to sponsor a puppy here, you'll receive regular "Pupdates" following your puppy's journey, a photo album and photos of your pup, a personalised certificate and a gorgeous calendar at the end of each year!
The New Puppy Needs A Name
The huge donations from last year mean that we get to sponsor a new puppy again this year, and he or she is getting ready to be named.
Because it is you, our customers, who really make this happen we thought we would give you the chance to pick the name!
So we have shortlisted the following names and would like you to pick your favourite. We will then submit the top 3 entries to the charity in a week or so and wait to hear the ultimate winner (and we'll Tweet it out as soon as we know).
What's On For 2014
National Guide Dog Week is from the 4th to the 12th October 2014 this year.
Last year the charity encourage everyone to do something to raise the awareness of the charity and the work they do, using the strap line "Stand out for Guide Dog’s". It created some fantastic and imaginative ideas from something as simple as wearing the ‘Hi Vis’ vests to putting together videos of workers singing a parody.
Many people organised events, small and large to raise money for the charity during this week. This was extremely successful and they will be using the same theme for 2014.