Leuchars woman’s £2500 gift to Guide Dogs

Taken on Friday - of dogs for the blind cheque presentation. Centre holding plaque is Molly Clarke - with cheque, L to R, Rae Maclennan and Dorothy Morrison. Photo by Peter Adamson.
Taken on Friday - of dogs for the blind cheque presentation. Centre holding plaque is Molly Clarke - with cheque, L to R, Rae Maclennan and Dorothy Morrison. Photo by Peter Adamson.
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Big-hearted senior citizen Dorothy Morrison has provided a cash boost for the St Andrews and North East Fife branch of the Guide Dogs for the Blind Association charity.

It was after being recently diagnosed with a chronic eye disease that Miss Morrison, of Leuchars, was forced to give up driving.

However, the pensioner decided to donate the money she received from selling her car to the charitable organisation and handed over a cheque for £2500 during a special ceremony held in the Cosmos Community Centre in St Andrews.

Danny Rooney, vice chairman of the branch, told the Citizen:”For Dorothy to think of donating to Guide Dogs at this difficult time is commendable.

“At present there are over 500 people in the United Kingdom who are waiting for a guide dog and it is donations like Dorothy’s that will assist in reducing this number.”

During a visit to Miss Morrison’s home, when she was introduced to one of the younger puppies, she was invited to attend one of the training classes in the Cosmos to see the animals going through their paces.

She said: ‘‘I have been a dog lover all of my life and always admired the work of Guide Dogs.’’