25th Oct, 2016

Pupils paws to raise cash for Guide Dogs

Aaron Wise 10th Jul, 2015 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016

PUPILS from a Honeybourne school raised more than £600 for the Guide Dogs for the Blind Association (GDBA).

Children from Honeybourne First School Academy, were introduced to six-month-old puppy Bryony when they were invited by David Wilson Homes to Abacot Fields.

Youngsters learnt how a puppy becomes a fully trained guide dog and the various ways they help people around the home.

The pupils were so inspired by the experience, they held a sponsored walk at the school which raised £638 for the GDBA, and received medals in recognition of their efforts.

Teaching assistant Patricia Clarke, said: “It was a great experience for the children to meet Bryony at Abacot Fields.

“They were so interested in learning how the puppies are trained to become guide dogs that they were determined to raise money for the charity.”