Puppy-loving teenager fund-raising to name her own guide dog - The Leamington Observer

Puppy-loving teenager fund-raising to name her own guide dog

A PUPPY-loving teenager from Leamington is fund-raising for a chance to name a guide dog.

Rosie Hanna is hoping to raise £2,500 to name a puppy, after being inspired by her voluntary work for sight loss charity Guide Dogs.

The 14-year-old became involved with the charity three years ago when her family became volunteer Fosterers.

Foster families for provide temporary homes for trainee guide dogs, as they complete the latter stages of their training to become life-changing guides.

Rosie said: “We currently board guide dogs during their early training and I have enjoyed seeing all of the different personalities of the 12 trainee guide dogs we’ve looked after.

“I once got to see one of the dogs we’d cared for after he had been partnered with his new owner and the way he had so completely settled in was amazing – it was as if he knew he was to help the man he’d been partnered with.”

To reach her target, Rosie has been raising money by selling Christmas cards and holding cake sales.

She has not decided on a name for her pup yet but will pick one once she has reached her fund-raising goal.

She added: “I am very passionate about dogs and I have been a volunteer for Guide Dogs for a while. I wanted to help them by raising some funds and I am grateful for the work they put in.

“If I raise £2,500, I get to name a puppy as a thank you for my fund-raising.”

Visit www.justgiving.com/fundraising/doggy-donations to support Rosie’s cause.


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