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28th Nov, 2021

Sight loss charity makes urgent plea for volunteers in Rugby

AN URGENT plea for new volunteers has been made by a sight loss charity in Rugby.

The Rugby Guide Dogs supporter group is looking for a Group Coordinator who can oversee events in the Rugby area, and a Treasurer who can ensure that banking practices are followed.

The Rugby group, part of a nationwide network of Guide Dogs supporter branches which helps to raise awareness and funds for the charity, is open to anyone who would like to help a good cause and be part of a local social group.

Felicity Stratton, Community Fundraising Relationship Manager for Guide Dogs covering Rugby, said: “Our Rugby group urgently needs new members, after several longstanding members have decided to step down recently.

“Our volunteer supporter groups run a range of activities, from local events to collections, helping us raise the £75.7million it costs to run our vital services each year.

“Being part of one of our groups is a great way to make new friends, while supporting a good cause.

“It costs around £54,800 to support a guide dog from birth to retirement, and Guide Dogs relies almost entirely on public donations, so the support we get from our local groups is vital.”

Volunteers must be age 16 or over, and Guide Dogs provides all the training required for each role.

Contact Felicity Stratton at felicity.stratton@guidedogs.org.uk or on 07785 433261 for more information.

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