Guide Dogs for the Blind

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    CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS IN HAVERFORDWEST TO JOIN GUIDE DOGS

    GUIDE DOGS is launching a new fundraising branch in Haverfordwest and is calling on people to get involved.

    The charity is holding an information evening on Wednesday, June 22, Haverfordwest Rugby Football Club, Pembroke Road, Haverfordwest, 6.45 ? 8.30pm.

    Allison Charles, Guide Dogs? District Fundraiser for Haverfordwest, said: ?There are so many ways people in Haverfordwest can volunteer. We?re looking for volunteers willing to help with collections a few times a year, to organising events and to drive forward the direction of the new branch. You?ll be able to get an insight into the work of Guide Dogs at the event at Haverfordwest Rugby Football Club.


    ?Volunteering is fun and rewarding ? you know you'll be making a real difference by helping Guide Dogs enable blind and partially-people to enjoy the same freedom of movement as everyone else.?

    The guide dog service is funded entirely by voluntary donations and needs support from volunteers to maximise its services for blind and partially-sighted people. Guide Dogs also supply other mobility services such as white cane training, it campaigns to break down barriers preventing blind and partially-sighted people getting about on their own and it funds ophthalmic research.

    Anyone interested in volunteering or fundraising for Guide Dogs should contact Guide Dogs? Volunteering Team on 0845 371 7771 or by emailing volunteer@guidedogs.org.uk.

    ? Guide Dogs wants a society in which blind and partially-sighted people enjoy the same freedom of movement as everyone else.
    ? Guide dogs are not the only service we provide. We also supply other mobility services such as white cane training, we campaign to break down barriers preventing blind and partially-sighted people getting about on their own and we fund ophthalmic research.
    ? The guide dog service receives no government or social services funding ? it is supported entirely by the generosity of the public.
    ? There are around 4,500 guide dogs in the UK.

    For media enquiries please contact:

    Darren Cannan
    Regional Volunteering Adviser
    Darren.cannan@guidedogs.org.uk
    0118 9830157

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