October 25th, 2016

Guide Dogs opens its kennels for the day

Updated: 12:58 pm, Jul 09, 2015

THE GUIDE Dogs certainly had their day as they opened the kennels to visitors at the weekend.

Young and old took advantage of the good weather and headed down to the charity’s training school at Edmonscote Manor for the annual open day on Saturday (July 4).

MP for Warwick and Leamington Chris White was joined by Deputy Mayor of Leamington, Heather Calver to launch the event before around 3,000 people spent time meeting the four-legged trainees and finding out more about the life of a Guide Dog.

There was also plenty of fun and games for youngsters to enjoy, together with a variety of stalls and a car boot sale to help raise funds for the charity.

Spokesman Robert Jinks said: “This year’s Guide Dogs open day and car boot was another wonderful occasion with a large crowd enjoying the many displays, events, activities and great food.

“Guide Dogs wishes to thank everyone for their very valued support in making the day a successful one and in doing so, helping to raise money, which will enable people who are blind and partially sighted to enjoy the same freedom of movement as everyone else.”

Observer photographer Jon Mullis went along on the day, which it is hoped will raise some £6,000 for the charity.