Puppy love as Astley meets the mayor

Chorley's guide dog puppy Astley certainly made an impression during his first meeting with the mayor.

Tuesday, 8th March 2016, 7:00 pm

He gave a very friendly greeting to Coun Marion Lowe, licking her face when they met at St Mary’s Parish Centre in Chorley.

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Astley made his first visit to Chorley on Saturday to meet the borough’s First Citizen, along with school pupils and fund-raisers.They had been waiting to meet Astley since his name was revealed by Whittle-le-Woods-based comedian Dave Spikey in October.

Astley is currently spending time with a dedicated puppy walker, before going to guide dog training school.

More than £10,000 has been raised for the Guide Dogs’ Name A Puppy campaign. Lifetime costs for every working dog trained by Guide Dogs total more than £50,000 and the charity receives no Government funding.