Chad Guide Dog campaign closes in on 287th dog

THE fund for our 287th dog is just under £30 short of its target thanks to a triple treat of donations from long-time supporters of our guide dogs appeal.

Over the past decade, “Bertie Bassett” and his friend “E.C.” have collected more than £1,400 for the fund, with their latest “sweet” contribution of £69.16 helping to take the total for our latest dog to £2,470.59.

This figure also includes another regular contribution of £10 “birthday memories of Ivy Fairburn, a special Mum and Nan. Loved and remembered always” from Ruth, Royce and Peter, plus a total £30 in memory of Mr Alan Betts. This included £20 “birthday memories 1st October of Alan Betts. Time passes and memories stay. Loved and remembered always” from loving wife Marjorie, and £10 “birthday memories 1st October of Alan Betts. Thinking of you. Love from Jessie, Rita, Wesley and Phillip.

Making a contribution towards the £2,500 target for dog No 287 could not be easier as cash donations can be left at Chad’s main reception office at Newgate Lane, Mansfield, where there is ample, free parking, or sent by post (cheques/ postal orders only please made out to Chad’s Guide Dogs for the Blind Fund) and sent to: The Editor, Chad, 121 Newgate Lane, Mansfield, Notts, NG18 2PA.

If you have any queries regarding donations to Chad’s long-standing fund, which for more than 40 years has been helping visually impaired people become more independent, please contact Chad’s Editorial Department on Mansfield 450294 during office hours.