Guide dog de­lights shop­pers

Runcorn & Widnes Weekly News - - Yourviews -

GREEN Oaks Shop­ping Cen­tre sup­ported Na­tional Guide Dog Week by wel­com­ing ‘Widnes’s best loved guide dog, Monty’ on Satur­day, Oc­to­ber 6.

Monty was at the cen­tre with his own­ers Linda and Matthew Mair, who run the Guide Dog char­ity, and were ask­ing vis­i­tors to help raise much needed funds.

Do­na­tions go di­rectly into the char­ity to help make a dif­fer­ence to the ser­vices they pro­vide.

Across Mersey­side and Cheshire, Guide Dogs are sup­port­ing just over 300 work­ing guide dog part­ner­ships.

Each dog costs £5 per day to sup­port, in­clud­ing all train­ing, vet and food costs.

This year’s Guide Dog Week marked the 87th an­niver­sary of the first work­ing guide dog which was trained in Wal­lasey.

Matthew and Linda said: “It’s a great way for us to show­case the work we do within the com­mu­nity. Monty al­ways has a great time too, he is like a lo­cal celebrity.”

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