‘Guide dog’ raises £10,000

Photograph above: left to right: John (volunteer), Andrew (Eye Studio co-owner), Guide Dog owners Heather, Paul, Jackie with dogs Violet, Sky and Bolt, Tim (Chiswick Guide Dog Coordinator).

The local Guide Dog Group would like to thank the people of Chiswick and the Eye Studio for raising more than £10,000 in donations from the life sized ‘Guide Dog’ looked after by the Eye Studio on Chiswick High Road. Guide Dog owners and volunteers turned up with their real dogs for a photocall with Eye Studio co-owner Andrew Harman and the life sized Guide Dog collecting box.

“The ‘dog’ has been collecting for Guide Dogs ‘rain or shine’ for over 15 years and has become a bit of a landmark over that time” said Chiswick Guide Dog Coordinator Tim Mack.

The Eye Studio helped to raise over £10,000 with this and other activities.

Local Guide Dog owner Heather Taylor with Guide Dog Violet said:

“Big thank you to Chiswick and the Eye Studio for their donations and support. Since getting my guide dog, Violet my life has changed completely. She has given me freedom and independence that I never dreamt would be possible; I cannot imagine life without her”.