HUNDREDS of pounds have been donated to Guide Dogs as part of a Stratford hotel’s campaign to support a local charity in Warwickshire.
The Arden Hotel, on Waterside, set out a pledge to donate £15 for every bedroom booked over the festive period, with £540 raised in total.
The 45-bed hotel handed over the cash boost to Leamington-based Guide Dogs. It will be used to buy a dog a new lead or important treatments such as an eye check.
General manager Josefine Blomqvist said: “We have been proud to support Guide Dogs for the past six years and are delighted to donate £540 towards their life-changing work.
“Guide Dogs has provided a life-line to people who are blind or partially sighted for more than 75 years, and we hope this money helps towards the care of their wonderful dogs.”
The dog-friendly hotel, which is part of the Eden Hotel Collection, has supported Guide Dogs since 2015, having already sponsored two Guide Dog puppies named Arden and Marley.
Guide Dogs has bred and trained human helpers since forming in 1934, offering partially sighted and blind people the chance for a life of mobility and freedom.
Since then, it has helped breed around 1,500 puppies every year at the state-of-the-art National Centre which is based just outside of Leamington.
Liz Gilbert, community fund-raising relationship manager for Guide Dogs in Warwickshire, added: “As a charity, we rely almost entirely on public donations to keep our vital services for people with sight loss running.
“We’re incredibly grateful to the Arden Hotel for their support over the years.”