Volunteers wanted for guide dog group

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A NEW fundraising group for guide dogs is to be set up in Motherwell - and volunteers are needed.

The group needs an organiser, treasurer and fundraising volunteers who can organise a range of fun events to help raise the charity’s awareness and generate much-needed funds.

An information event will be held at Calvary Christian Fellowship, 344 Muir Street on Wednesday, October 26, between 2 and 4pm.

Gena McMullan, development fundraiser, said: “A guide dog costs nearly £50,000 from birth to retirement and we have 4,500 guide dog partnerships in the UK. We rely entirely on the generosity of the public to provide a service that makes a massive difference to blind and partial sighted people.”

You can contact Gena direct for an informal chat by phoning 07909 935 529.

You can also get more information on volunteering with guide dogs by going to www.guidedogs.org.uk, e-mailing volunteer@guidedogs.org.uk or calling 0845 371 7771.