At Jacksons, we decided to do something different to bring in the New Year, embarking on a fundraising mission to raise funds for the Charity Guide Dogs which supports over 351 blind and partially sighted people across Merseyside and Cheshire.
We raised the funds by pledging to donate £10 to the Charity for each sight test carried out during the month of January, realising a total of £690.
In March the donation was received by Crewe-based guide dog owner, Geoff and his guide dog Cassie.
Guide Dogs Engagement Officer, Penny Anderson said: “We were delighted that Jacksons had chosen to support Guide Dogs with their fundraising mission. Sightloss affects every part of a visually-impaired person’s life, at Guide Dogs, we believe that every person with sight loss should have the confidence and support they need to live their life to the full. It is only with the support of public donations that we are able to ensure that Guide Dogs are a part of the lives of visually impaired people and to be by their side at every stage of their lives”.
There are many ways to be a part of Guide Dogs, whether it’s doing some fundraising of your own, or volunteering to support a local visually impaired person. If you would like to get involved, Guide Dogs would love to hear from you! To find out more about the important work of Guide Dogs, or be a part of the work of the Charity in Crewe and Nantwich, please visit www.guidedogs.org.uk or call the local Guide Dogs team on 0118 9838749.