Tails wagging over special fundraising day at opticians

Labrador Golden retriever cross puppy
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Ten puppies stole the spotlight at a special Be Seen Day in aid of Guide Dogs at Chorley Specsavers.

The colourful event at the Chapel Street store, saw staff dressed in their most flamboyant and fluorescent outfits alongside their furry visitors and dog trainers.

The Specsavers team, who were on hand to give out badges, stickers and balloons to children on the day, were joined by a dedicated group of Guide Dog charity volunteers who described the response from the public as “fantastic”.

Since launching its partnership with the charity in October, in the hope of raising enough funds to name and sponsor a puppy through its intensive year-long guide dog training, the store has raised £589.

Donna Sumner, optical consultant at Specsavers Chorley, said: “I would like to say a huge thank you to the people of Chorley for their wonderful support in helping us make such a great start to our fundraising.

“Welcoming the pups into the store is always exciting for us, let alone our visitors, and we’re delighted that our first Be Seen Day has helped Guide Dogs to raise vital awareness of the wonderful work it does with the visually impaired.”

More events are planned in order to meet the store’s £5,000 target.

It costs almost £50,000 to support a Guide Dog partnership from the birth of the pup to its retirement.