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MPs go walkies to raise guide dog cash

EM_and_RW_guide_dog_walking.jpgTwo 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

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