Biggleswade Specsavers raises almost £3,000 for guide dogs charity

PUBLISHED: 17:00 13 October 2018

Biggleswade Specsavers climbed Ben Nevis, Snowdon and Scafell Pike for the guide dogs charity, Picture: Biggleswade Specsavers

Biggleswade Specsavers climbed Ben Nevis, Snowdon and Scafell Pike for the guide dogs charity, Picture: Biggleswade Specsavers

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Staff from the Biggleswade Specsavers branch have completed the Three Peaks challenge and have raised £2,850 for a guide dogs charity.

The team completed the Three Peaks challenge to raise money for Guide Dogs for the Blind. Picture: Biggleswade SpecsaversThe team completed the Three Peaks challenge to raise money for Guide Dogs for the Blind. Picture: Biggleswade Specsavers

The challenge was completed during in the lead up to National Guide Dogs Week, which ends tomorrow.

The team taking on the challenge included practise manager Tracy Rook, optical assistant Emmanuel Chapman and optometrist Chaim Steel, who walked up Snowdon, Ben Nevis and Scafell Pike – the highest mountains in Wales, Scotland and England.

Tracy said: “We were all cold and exhausted, but our spirits were high and the feeling of camaraderie was fantastic.

“It was great to be able to say that we were doing it for Guide Dogs. We all love dogs and these little heroes deserve all the support and recognition we can give them. They are literally changing people’s lives.”

Providing the service for blind and partially sighted people costs in excess of £50,000 per dog through their career.

To find out more about Guide Dogs for the Blind, go to guidedogs.org.uk.

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