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Supermarket provides boost to guide dog training

CANINE FUNDRAISER: Staff at store bring in the cash for charity.

CANINE FUNDRAISER: Staff at store bring in the cash for charity.

Generous donations from shoppers at a Sudbury store are to help improve the lives of the blind and visually impaired.

Over the last few months, Sainsbury’s in Cornard Road has held a number of collections and events to raise funds for the Guide Dogs charity.

On Tuesday, workers were on hand to present a cheque totalling £1,811 to the cause.

“We are very proud to have been part of a local collection which has resonated so well with people,” said supermarket manager Steve Plumridge.

The money is to be put towards training guide dog puppies, which will go on to play a crucial role in helping those with poor or impaired sight.

Puppies are usually trained by volunteers from the age of seven weeks to one-year-old, where they learn to adapt to a range of situations. They then begin their formal training with the charity, before being put to work.

As well as raising funds for the Guide Dog charity, the store has recently completed its 12-month association with Sudbury counselling group The Kernos Centre.

 

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