Give your support to Guide Dog Week and help raise funds

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Guide Dogs is appealing for people in Angus to help with its annual fund and awareness-raising week, which runs until Sunday.

The theme for this year’s Guide Dogs Week is ‘Stand Out for Guide Dogs’ and celebrates the high visibility harness used on all the charity’s dogs.

It is set to be the most ambitious and best fund-raiser yet and includes a programme of national events and the charity is encouraging supporters to hold their own events in their local areas. These can take the form of a Let’s Glow party or a Let’s Glow Cash Raid. All funds raised will go towards setting people with sight loss on the road to freedom.

David Black, Guide Dogs community fund-raiser, said: “Together we can ensure Guide Dogs Week makes a huge impact and helps to raise funds for the next generation of life-changing guide dogs. We have three glowing fund-raisers that we are asking companies, schools and the public to take part in, and these include a dress in neon day, a let’s glow neon dress theme party, and workplace collections.”

There are around 530 guide dog owners in Scotland and it costs around £50,000 to train and support each dog throughout its working life. Guide Dogs receives no government funding and is supported entirely by public generosity. Visit www.guidedogsscotland.org.uk for more.