11th Dec, 2016

Guide Dogs show off their hard work at Touchwood

Solihull Editorial 17th Oct, 2015 Updated: 21st Oct, 2016

PAWS were patrolling Touchwood as Guide Dogs hosted a demonstration day to highlight the work of the charity and raise awareness.

Puppies in trianing and their puppy walkers, working dogs and their owners, breeding dogs and charity workers were on-hand to give shoppers a taste of just what it is Guide Dogs does.

Solihull Mayor Gelis Slater helped support the event by taking part in a blindfold walk to experience just what it is like to be without sight and totally dependant on one of these amazing dogs.

Speaking to The Observer after the demonstration day Guide Dogs fundraiser Robert Jinks said: “Many of the local public came to engage with us and we hope that we have been able to reach a few more people with sight loss in need of our services

“It was also an opportunity for ourselves to say a sincere thank you to the people of Solihull for their support and donations.

“A positive event for Guide Dogs and if we can reach more people in need then its been extremely beneficial.”

Observer photographer Jon Mullis was on-hand to capture some of the day’s activities.