16th Dec, 2017

Staff at Warwick business meet Guide Dog puppy they sponsored

IT was puppy love at first sight for staff at a Warwick business.

Employees at Eaton hydraulics met a guide dog puppy which they raised £8,000 to support throughout the first year of his life.

Puppy Eaton will spend the next year learning important skills to guide a person with sight loss.

The money was raised through staff at a number of events, such as walking the Yorkshire three peaks challenge, raft race, cake sales, quizzes and charity runs.

A company spokesman said: “It’s exciting to know that we are doing something that will change someone’s life. We loved meeting Eaton and hearing about all that he has been getting up to from his puppy-walker who will be introducing him to many aspects of everyday life before he moves on to begin his specialised training.

Guide Dogs community fund-raiser Liz Gilbert said every hour one person in the UK loses their sight and needs the charity’s help.

She said: “It costs more than £50,000 to support a Guide Dog partnership and we rely on donations from the public to fund most of our life-changing work, so I was delighted to introduce staff at Eaton to their own little life-changer.”

Email liz.gilbert@guidedogs.org.uk or call 0118 9838843 to find out more about supporting the charity.

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