Forthglade, the Devon-based natural pet food company have announced Guide Dogs as it’s leading charity for 2016, with the launch of a Name a Puppy campaign commencing in January.
Forthglade, based in Winkleigh Devon, aims to raise funds for the much-loved UK charity throughout the year, with the introduction of a Just Giving page on its website as well as numerous fundraising activities next year.
Gerard Lovell, joint MD at Forthglade said “We’re contacted by many charities each week and although we hope to still support other great causes, we felt more funds could be raised if we focused our attention on one leading charity.
“People across the UK have a great affinity with Guide Dogs and the effects that these highly trained animals have on people’s lives. Guide dogs offer an incredible support line and are so loving and loyal with it.
“When we heard about Guide Dogs’ Name a Puppy’ initiative we just had to get involved. We’re really looking forward to working with the Guide Dogs charity”.
Victoria Noyce-Guthrie, from Guide Dogs, said: “‘We’re so pleased to have Forthglade’s support. By supporting our Naming a Puppy scheme and promoting us as their official Charity of the Year, Forthglade can really help us raise funds.
“It costs approximately £50,000 to support a Guide Dog partnership from the birth of the pup to its retirement, aged about 10. We do not receive any Government funding for this service so without the generosity of donations, we wouldn’t be able to support the Guide Dog partnerships in the UK, which is currently just under 5000.”
Guide Dogs promises to supply every guide dog owner with a dog for as long as they need one. Some people may need six or seven dogs in their lifetime. The charity has a busy Mobility Team in Exeter whose purpose is to bring mobility and freedom of movement to people with sight loss in the South West.
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(from a press release)