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Fundraising dogs from across the UK join together to raise funds for 12 new guide dogs this Christmas

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The volunteers and four-legged fundraisers from 400+ groups are coming together for the ’12 Guide Dogs of Christmas Collection’ to raise funds for the charity Guide Dogs.

Coming this December, the ’12 Guide Dogs of Christmas’ collection will bring everyone some much needed cheer in the form of our four-legged fundraisers from across the UK!  From 1st to 12th December Guide Dogs will be featuring 12 of their amazing fundraising dogs on the ‘12 Guide Dogs of Christmas Advent Calendar’ and they’re hoping everyone will support them and the 400+ fundraising groups who haven’t been able to meet the public at collections and events much this year. They are aiming big this Christmas with the hope they can raise enough to fund 12 new life-changing guide dogs!

Anyone interested in supporting the ’12 Guide Dogs of Christmas Collection’ should go to the website www.guidedogs.org.uk/12-dogs-of-christmas where they can make a donation, get involved by organising their own festive fundraiser and see the 12 Guide Dogs of Christmas Advent Calendar. With seasonal resources including Christmas e cards, virtual quiz packs with a Celebrity Sound Round and kid’s ‘Doggy in the Window’ colouring sheets for creating festive window displays at home, there are plenty of ways to join in the fun safely and virtually.

Pam White, Fundraising Manager at Guide Dogs said: “Over the last few months our wonderful fundraising volunteers have been unable to get our and meet the public at collections and events with their friendly fundraising dogs who for many are the face of Guide Dogs in their local communities. Whilst it is still difficult for our fundraising groups to venture out this December, they still want to fundraise for Guide Dogs. Many of these volunteers are guide dog owners and service users who really understand and value the work Guide Dogs does for them personally and for so many across the UK.

This new collection centring around the theme of the 12 days of Christmas, brings together volunteers Perth to Plymouth and everywhere in between to fundraise safely and showcase 12 of their gorgeous dogs in a virtual advent calendar. They are determined to raise enough to fund 12 new life-changers this Christmas and we really hope everyone will get behind them and support with donations and fundraising activities.’

For more information please visit www.guidedogs.org.uk/12-dogs-of-christmas

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