Notre Dame student Kelly Subham raised £132 for The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association on Friday November 26.
Kelly, supported by her father Dave and his beautiful guide dog Ozzy, set up a fundraising stall in our upper study area. Students and staff queued up to say hello to Dave and Ozzy, who was off duty (a guide dog wearing a harness is working and shouldn’t be distracted). Kelly and her friend Shannon Harold sold Guide Dogs merchandise and talked to their customers about the life-changing work the charity does.
Dave and Ozzy also visited a health and social care class, where Dave talked about his experiences and how Ozzy came into his life.
Kelly was really pleased with her fundraising efforts for the Guide Dogs charity, which aims to provide “mobility for the blind and partially sighted. Our ambition is a future where every person with sight loss has the confidence and support they need to live their lives to the full.”
As the charity’s website explains, “The Guide Dogs story started in 1931 with two amazing British pioneers, Muriel Crooke and Rosamund Bond. These remarkable women organised the training of the first four British guide dogs from a humble lock up garage in Wallasey, Merseyside. We’ve come a very long way since those early days. Today Guide Dogs is the world's largest breeder and trainer of working dogs. And thanks to our dedicated staff and volunteers – and your vital donations – 36,000 lives have been transformed through a guide dog partnership since 1931.”
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Well done Kelly for your hard work and compassion.