Hilda gives paw of approval
A GUIDE dog in training has been given the name Hilda after St Hilda’s Anglican School for Girls raised $36,000 for Guide Dogs WA.
The junior school raised the money in its Lap-A-Thon, where more than 400 students from kindergarten to Year 6 ran in three 20-minute sessions around the school oval.
Some parents walked or jogged with them in support and about 100 parents attended.
Guide Dogs WA partnerships manager Margie Bradley brought two guide dogs to walk with the students.
St Hilda’s is the first WA school to fund a guide dog.
The Lap-A-Thon was part of activities to help students appreciate the challenges faced by people with vision impairment.
Students Haifa Feeney and Trinity Chisolm with guide dogs Gidgee and Eva.