Puppy power piles up the pounds

Sharon Taylor of Specsavers, Leven, and Danny Rooney, from Guide Dogs for the Blind, with one of the puppies.

Sharon Taylor of Specsavers, Leven, and Danny Rooney, from Guide Dogs for the Blind, with one of the puppies.

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SOME of the best trained dogs in the country helped a local optician raise over £250 for charity.

The caring canines from Guide Dogs for the Blind visited Specsavers in Leven as part of a fund-raiser for the organisation, which helps blind and partially sighted people enjoy the same freedom of movement as everyone else.

As well as a home baking and candy stall, a competition to guess the weight of a cake baked by one of the store staff proved very popular, providing a tasty cash boost that will help to train more guide dogs in the area.

Adrian McCann, Specsavers Leven store director, said: “Guide Dogs do fantastic work with the blind and partially sighted in Fife, helping them to lead as independent a life as possible.

“I’d like to thank Specsavers customers, staff and everyone else that has helped us to raise so much.”

For more information about Guide Dogs and how you can make a difference, visit www.guidedogs.org.uk.