Fife volunteer who has helped train nine Guide Dog puppies wins national award

A volunteer from Glenrothes who looks after guide dog puppies has won a national award.

Monday, 22nd November 2021, 11:05 am

Ian Wallace was the winner in the ‘optimistic’ category at the Guide Dogs People Awards held on November 11. The ceremony took place at the charity’s National Centre in Warwickshire and was attended by Her Royal Highness The Countess of Wessex.

Ian travelled down to the ceremony after being told he was nominated but was shocked when he was announced as the winner.

Volunteer puppy raisers look after a guide dog puppy full time for over a year.

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Ian said: “To date the Wallace family have raised nine guide dog pups.

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“I’m very happy to have won and would like to give a big thank you to Guide Dogs, my local fundraising group and my wife, Joyce.”

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