A 13-week-old guide dog puppy in training is helping to raise funds for the Guide Dogs for the Blind Association at the Newlands Centre in Kettering today (Saturday, July 27).
The charity has a fundraising stall in the centre and the event has been organised by the Kettering branch of Specsavers, which is also in the centre.
Lucy Smith, Specsavers branch supervisor, said: “We are trying to raise money for the charity today as we are trying to collect enough money to train one dog.
“Some of our staff took part in the Nuts Challenge, which is a run in Surrey, earlier this year, and we have other events in the pipeline.”
Bob Pooley, chairman of the Kettering fundraising branch of Guide Dogs for the Blind, thanked Specsavers for their support.
He added: “It costs something like £25,000 to train a guide dog.”
The charity has three dogs at the centre today including the puppy.
Mr Pooley explains some of the work of the charity in the video, above.