Guide dogs take cen­tre stage

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Helping Others -

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

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