A team of opticians and audiologists from Wythenshawe will be hosting a fundraising day to raise funds for a worthy cause this International Assistance Dog Week.
International Assistance Dog Week was created 35 years ago to recognise all the devoted, hardworking assistance dogs helping individuals living with disability related limitations. And as well as honouring assistance dogs during their special week, it is also used to raise awareness about these very special and highly trained animals.
Colleagues from Specsavers in Wythenshawe – located in the town centre – is delighted to support the week and are gearing up for some fun in-store activities for all the family to enjoy.
Activities started on Thursday 9th August and included a cake sale, refreshments and a visit from an adorable guide dog in-store.
Amanda Pedder, store director for Specsavers Wythenshawe, says: ‘We hope everyone in Wythenshawe can join us to celebrate the selfless love and devotion these dogs provide. We know it is a cause that resonates with our business and lots of our customers – some of who are owners of an assistance dog themselves – and past fund-raising events during this week have proved to be very popular with the local community.
‘We can guarantee lots of fun will be had in our store, so do pop by. As always, we cannot make an impact without the community’s support, so we want to take this opportunity now to thank people in advance for their kind donations.’
Assistance Dogs transform the lives of their human partners with debilitating physical and mental disabilities by serving as their devoted companion, helper, aide, best friend and close member of their family.
Assistance dogs include Guide Dogs, Service Dogs, Hearing Alert Dogs, Seizure Alert/Response Dogs and Medical Alert/Response Dogs.