Webbs customers to sponsor guide dog

Webbs customers are being invited to come up with a name for a new guide dog, having raised ?5,000 for the cause in the past 12 months.

This is the second time Webbs customers will name a guide dog puppy, with over 500 people entering a similar competition run by the company two years ago. The name chosen that time was Webster.

Webbs Chairman Ed Webb said: ?It?s fantastic that our efforts, and the generosity of our staff and customers, will significantly improve the quality of life of a blind or partially-sighted person for a second time.

?Our customers will be able to meet the new guide dog at Webbs, and we will follow its progress with regular ?pupdates?. Webster has been to visit us several times and we follow him with pride.?

Ali Waterer of?Guide Dogs said:?”Naming a puppy is a fantastic way for people and organisations to make a difference to the lives of people who are blind or partially-sighted.

?Around 180,000 people rarely leave home alone, and without the help of fundraising schemes such as this, we would not be able to?help the number of people that we do.?

She added, ?It?s only?through support?such as this that we?re able to maintain our lifelong commitment to blind and partially sighted people in?the community. The guide dog service relies purely on voluntary income which is why we are so grateful for?the efforts that companies such as Webbs put in to support us.”

The puppy will be cared for by a?volunteer puppy Walker?who will bring?the puppy?for visits to the Wychbold store.

The competition will run from next Monday.

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