Excitement at Canongate Primary School in St Andrews was through the ‘woof’ on Friday when they welcomed a very special four-legged guest.
The pupils have been fundraising for Guide Dogs for the Blind and through their hard work made enough to sponsor a puppy, which has been named Canon in recognition of the school’s support.
It has now been placed with its carer but was brought along to the to meet the pupils for the first time at the handover of an official photograph.
The children raised the cash over a two-year period with various activities, including a sponsored walk and dine-in nights. Two pupils even donated their birthday money.
Young Canon was accompanied by two puppy walkers, Marilyn Netherington and Danny Rooney, who play the vital role of walking and working with puppies and starting them out on their journey to be a fully-fledged guide dogs .
It can cost around £50,000 to breed, train and then support a guide dog during its working life.
As sponsors, the children at Canongate will get regular ‘pupdates’ on Canon’s training progress before he becomes a companion for someone who is blind or partially sighted.