Guide Dogs charity work highlighted at event

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GUIDE Dogs is holding a roadshow in Sheffield city centre where people can find out about the charity and its work.

The event takes place in Barker’s Pool on Thursday, April 18, between 10am and 3.30pm.

Vicky Coleman, spokeswoman for Guide Dogs, said: “The square will come alive with guide dog owners and their dogs.

“Throughout the day, people will be able to meet our dogs in training and find out the incredible amount of work that goes into training a guide dog.

“There will also be the opportunity to step into the world of sight loss for yourself with our new sensory tunnel.”

She added: “If the Road Show inspires you to want to support this valuable cause, our friendly volunteers and staff will be on hand to talk about how simple and rewarding it is to get involved with changing the lives of people living with sight loss.”

Vicky said Guide Dogs receives no government funding and relies completely on the support of the public - with costs including £50,000 for each guide dog over its lifetime.

Anyone interested in volunteering or fundraising for Guide Dogs is invited to come along to Barker’s Pool.

Otherwise, contact Dave Clough at Guide Dogs’ local team on 0845 3727424 or by emailing volunteer@guidedogs.org.uk for further information.