Shop raises cash for the guide dogs

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A high street shop’s staff have raised more than £750 for a charity close to their hearts.

Specsavers in Ashington raised £758 for the Guide Dogs for the Blind Association, when staff donned floppy ears and a tail to dress up as dogs.

And three partially sighted volunteers attended the fundraising event to collect donations outside the shop.

Customers were also given the opportunity to walk blindfolded and rely solely on guide dogs to take them safely around the store.

And £1 from every eye examination completed during the week of fundraising was donated to the charity fund.

Store manager Carly Fitch said: “We had a great week and customers really entered into all the activities we had arranged.

“I would like to say a big thank you to our volunteers, and all the staff for being so enthusiastic and our customers for their generous donations.”