of these puppies and their parents.”
Anne was able to give the boys an idea of what it is like to be blind, as the youngsters were blindfolded and had to try to find their way around the church hall where the group meet.
Founded by Oliver Jackson and run by Cathie Shearer for over 40 years, the group is entirely self funded without the support of any major organisations, like the Scouts and Boys Brigade.
Anyone in P1-3 is welcome, and they work closely with feeder schools of King’s Park and Bankhead Primaries
They meet every Monday evening from 6.30-7.30pm, as they have done since their formation. The Pathfinders also run trips and parties throughout the year.
The Pathfinders held a coffee morning last month, which raised £402.67 on the day, with the money being shared between King’s Park’s Pathfinders and Pathfinder Guide Dogs.
Gordon Wilson from the church group added: “Parents, grandparents, staff and congregation donated lots of cakes
“One of the parents made a birthday cake.
“Those who came along also got to guess the German Shepherd’s birthday, winning a stuffed dog as their prize.”
Anne Royle visited the Pathfinders in King’s Park
Back in time
The original Pathfinders leaders, when the group started in 1965