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*********CAPTION CORRECTION******** Amending the award given to the Guide Dog Larry, the golden retriever labrador cross with his owner Mark Pollock from Banbridge, County Down in Green Park central London after today being named the UK's overall Guide Dog of the Year. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture Date: Thursday 7 September 2006. Mr Pollock, 30, from Banbridge, County Down, lost the vision in his right eye when he was five and became totally blind at 22. But since teaming up with Larry he has been kayaking in New Zealand, competed in the Ironman Triathlon in Switzerland and has even ventured to the North Pole. Mr Pollock said: Nothing compares to that first walk alone with a guide dog. See PA Story ANIMALS Guidedog. Photo credit should read: Jane Mingay/PA.
Thursday, February 28, 2013
A QUIZ organised by Wisbech Grammar School pupils raised £750 for a guide dog charity and a Kenyan school.
The pupils are now more than half way to their target of raising £5,000 for Guide Dogs in a year.
If they achieve this the charity, which provides Guide Dogs to people who are blind or partially sighted, will allow them to name a puppy.
The pupils are also supporting the Sasenyi Primary School in Kenya, where some of them carried out community work last year.
The cash raised for Guide Dogs is being added to £1,500 netted at the harvest fair and the £717 raised on a non-uniform day.
Charities coordinator Jan Wildman said: “We had a really superb team of student helpers who worked extremely hard to set up and run the event. We are thrilled to have raised so much money.”
The Friends of Wisbech Grammar School is holding a Family Spring Extravaganza in the school’s Russell Hall on March 16 from 11am-3pm to help the pupils reach their total.