Hilda gives paw of ap­proval

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Streetwatch -

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.

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