Christmas Fair raises over £4,000 for Guide Dogs - The Leamington Observer

Christmas Fair raises over £4,000 for Guide Dogs

Leamington Editorial 14th Dec, 2023   0

A CHRISTMAS Fair has banked over £4,000 for Guide Dogs based in Leamington.

Despite the rain, hundreds of people attended the event on Sunday December 3, at the charity’s centre on Warwick New Road.

Visitors enjoyed a guide dog training demo, visiting Santa in his grotto and various stalls with Christmas gifts and prizes.

The event raised £4,200, with over £500 also being raised at the centre’s onsite charity shop.

Guide Dogs spokesperson Liz Gilbert said: “We’d like to say a big thank you to the public, as well as our volunteers and staff, for supporting our Christmas Fair, despite the weather.

“It costs around £55,000 to support a guide dog from birth to retirement and, as a charity, we rely almost entirely on public donations.

“Events like these are so important to help us keep raising funds, so we can keep our services for people with sight loss running.

“We’d also like to say a big thank you to all the local businesses who supported us by donating prizes for the fair too.”

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