Guide dogs take centre stage
Cute guide dog puppies drew crowds to County Square in Ashford on Saturday.
Representatives from the Ashford branch of Guide Dogs for the Blind held an awareness day.
Guide dog owners took their dogs round an obstacle course to show how they cope and there was a display of puppy walking.
Lorna Fryer, whose husband Stephen is branch organiser, said: “The day went extremely well.
“It was to raise awareness of guide dogs rather than fundraise, although people did give us donations, and we picked up a couple of new puppy walkers.
“We had two guide dog owners showing how their dogs work round an obstacle course and four puppy walkers did some work with their puppies.
“It brought a lot of interest, especially the puppies.”
Mrs Fryer said they were grateful to County Square for inviting them to hold the event there.
Guide Dogs for the Blind is the Kentish Express charity of the year.
For more details go to www. guidedogs.org.uk
Guide Dogs for the Blind puppy walkers Stephen Fryer, Yvonne Neary and Karen Read, front, at the County Square, Ashford