A Guide Dog of the future will be named for former colleague Sarah Jefferey who sadly passed away last June. Staff have chose Guide Dogs as it’s a charity that Sarah has long been passionate about and to Name A Pup in her memory seemed a fitting tribute.
Staff across the company aim to raise £10,000 for the Guide Dogs charity, which will give them the opportunity to not only name but to meet two future life changing Guide Dog Pups.
The money raised will go towards training support dogs for blind and partially sighted people.
Member of staff Tracey Pearson commented
“ We have already started fundraising, this month we held a doggy picture competition that colleagues could pay to enter and vote for their favourite picture and we also had someone make us dog friendly cupcakes which we also sold on the day too. We are giving each business unit in store a month to fundraise and all the colleagues are very excited to do this.”
Guide Dog Owner Lin Stapley commented
“Having a Guide Dog has changed my life, by being able to engage with life independently, my dog Declan provides me with the confidence which often people will take for granted”
Mary Conner Guide Dogs Community Fundraising Officer, said:
“We would like to thank everyone at Marks & Spencers who are doing so much for our charity. Every pound makes a big difference to someone living with sight-loss.
“We have over 200 Guide Dog partnerships across Shropshire Staffordshire and the Black Country, each partnership costs the charity approximately £56,000 to support for it’s duration. As a charity Guide Dogs relies on donations so for Marks & Spencersto raise £10,000 is an amazing contribution.”
If you or anyone you know would like to Name a Puppy after a cause or person close to your heart then you can learn more from our website www.guidedogs.org.uk or contact our Community Fundraising Officer Mary.Conner@guidedogs.org.uk for more information.