Highfields welcomes guide dogs to showcase charity work

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Highfields welcomed three guide dogs into school as part of a special visit to mark the start of the new term and give charity volunteers the chance to showcase their life-changing work.

Staff and students got the chance to meet the dogs - Ulma, Bracken and Orla - whilst learning more about the vital role guide dogs play in the lives of their owners.

The dogs were accompanied by Guide Dogs charity volunteer and fundraiser, Lisa Wharton, who previously worked at Highfields as Chief Librarian.

Assistant Sixth Form Manager, Mr N Maxfield, who organised the visit, said: “We were delighted to welcome these very special visitors into school and it was a fantastic day for all involved.

“It was great to spend time with the dogs and hear more about their incredible work. We are looking forward to organising many more events with the charity to raise awareness and funds in the very near future.”

Guide Dogs was founded in 1934 and supports thousands of blind and partially sighted people across the UK. The charity is currently responsible for around 8,000 dogs.

Posted on January 15, 2019 .