Buck­fast do­nate £15K to Guide Dogs charity

Cash boost for cause

Hamilton Advertiser - - INTIMATIONS - Kirsten Mc­stay

A Hamil­ton-based charity has re­ceived a wel­come cash boost from the firm be­hind Buck­fast.

Guide Dogs have re­ceived a £15,000 do­na­tion from J Chan­dler and Co – the com­pany who dis­trib­ute the tonic wine.

The sum will put three guide dog pup­pies through their first year of train­ing.

Ste­wart Wil­son from J Chan­dler and Co pre­sented the cheque to Guide Dogs at their of­fice in Hamil­ton.

He said: “We are pleased to sup­port Guide Dogs with the sum of £15,000.

“The cost in­volved in train­ing and sup­port­ing a guide dog part­ner­ship is very high, and with­out do­na­tions from the pub­lic many peo­ple in Scot­land would be with­out the ser­vices of a guide dog.

“We are de­lighted that our do­na­tion will help put three pup­pies through their first year of train­ing.”

Kyla Strat­ton, busi­ness de­vel­op­ment man­ager at Guide Dogs, said: “We’re re­ally grate­ful for the do­na­tion, which will set three pup­pies on their way to be­com­ing fully-fledged guide dogs.

“There are cur­rently over 10,000 peo­ple in South La­nark­shire liv­ing with sight loss and £15,000 is a ma­jor con­tri­bu­tion to our mo­bil­ity ser­vices. We are de­lighted to have been cho­sen among the com­pany’s char­i­ta­ble ben­e­fi­cia­ries. It’s only through the sup­port of the lo­cal pub­lic and busi­ness com­mu­ni­ties that Guide Dogs can main­tain its life­long com­mit­ment to peo­ple who are blind and par­tially sighted.”

J Chan­dler also do­nated the same sum to the charity last year.

If you would like more in­for­ma­tion on Guide Dogs Scot­land, or the op­por­tu­ni­ties that are avail­able for your work­place to get in­volved with the charity, con­tact kyla.strat­ton@guide­dogs. org.

Cheque this Kyla Strat­ton is de­lighted with the do­na­tion from Ste­wart Wil­son

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