Two of Doncaster’s MPs took the lead for a sponsored dog walk.
Ed and Rosie Winterton joined members of Stainforth Outreach – who organised the event to raise cash for the Guide Dogs for the Blind Association – for a one-and-a-half-mile trek around Lakeside.
Guide dogs Flynn and Keene, and members of the association, also took part.
Ed said: “It was an excellent event which I very much enjoyed – and we were blessed with fantastic weather. I’d like to thank all the people who helped to make it possible, in particular the volunteers from Stainforth Outreach.”
It costs £50,000 to train and care for a guide dog throughout its working life, but there is no government funding.
Rosie Winterton, the MP for Doncaster Central, said: “Guide dogs change the lives of people with sight loss, but training a guide dog takes time and there is a significant cost – which is why fundraising events like this are so important.”
Visit www.guidedogs.org.uk/supportus/fundraising to make a donation.
Photos: Ed Miliband and Rosie Winterton with members of Stainforth Outreach and the Guide Dogs for the Blind Association