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Endon Brownies and Rainbows raise cash fro the Guide Dogs for the Blind

By Leek Post and Times  |  Posted: April 01, 2014

By Belinda Hargreaves

  • Rainbow Sophie Holt; David a representative of the Guide Dogs for the Blind, and Brownie Sasha Morris.

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Members of an all-girl organisation have been raising cash for a guide dog charity.

Endon Rainbows and Brownies have raised a total of £300 for the national charity of Guide Dogs for the Blind.

The Rainbows raised the money by taking part in a sponsored mini Olympics while the Brownies did a sponsored "How many items can you fit in a matchbox."

The Rainbows and Brownies are pictured with David, a local Guide Dogs for the Blind representative and his dog 'Kate'.

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Claire Keen of Girlguiding Staffordshire said: "The £300 will help to sponsor a guide dog through its first 12 months of training.

"The Rainbows and Brownies will be receiving regular 'pup-dates' with photographs and information about the training that their sponsored puppy will receive."

The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association needs around £50,000 to provide guide dogs for those who need them.

That cost includes: £1,900 for breeding a guide dog puppy, £5,100 for puppy walking, £15,400 for early training, £9,300 for advanced training, £3,200 for partnership training, and £13,000 for supporting a working partnership.

There are a number of ways that people can financially help the Guide Dogs for the Blind.

They include: sponsoring a guide dog puppy as a gift for someone special; or sponsoring through the Puppy@School scheme where schools have the unique opportunity to sponsor a class of three real guide dog puppies.

Alternatively people can help through a one-off donation which would also help the charity train and care for more life-changing guide dogs.For further information go online to www.guidedogs.org.uk.

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