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Taking steps to raise terrific total for charity

Guide dogs support


Kind-hearted residents in east Perthshire have raised more than £1000 for guide dogs.

The money was raised at the ‘Walk in the Park’ event which was held at Larghan Park in Coupar Angus during the recent Guide Dogs Week.

Dog owners were encouraged to walk a sponsored one-kilometre circuit of the park with their pets.

Walks took place on three consecutiv­e mornings and were attended by local volunteers from the Guide Dogs for the Blind Associatio­n.

The amount raised for the Perth and District Guide Dogs branch was £1046, although organisers have said that donations are still coming in.

Deirdre McVean is one of the organisers.

She said: “Over the three days the sponsored walkers and human supporters walked 36 kilometres, although the fur friends walked far more!

“We had four walkers and 12 supporters over the course of the event and are absolutely delighted to have raised so much money.

“We would like to thank everyone who supported us in any way at all, it is much appreciate­d.”

And the hard-working volunteers have organised a quiz night to raise further funds for Guide Dogs in the local area.

Taking place on Saturday, October 29, at Blairgowri­e Rugby Club on Coupar Angus Road it is £20 for a table of four or £5 per person for smaller teams.

The bar will be open, there will be stovies at half-time, a raffle, and a few Guide Dogs ‘ambassador dogs’ will also be in attendance. Doors open at 6.30pm.

Ten tables are available and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

The fee is payable on the night. For further informatio­n or to reserve a table, email Deirdre McVean via deirdre.mcvean@

 ?? ?? Support Some of the volunteers, walkers and supporters in Larghan Park
Support Some of the volunteers, walkers and supporters in Larghan Park

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