Over £3,500 donated to Guide Dogs NI

Guide dog owners Diane Marks (left) with Morris and Andrea Hope with her dog Debbie are pictured with Siobhan McGoldrick (centre) store director at Specsavers Abbeycentre.
Guide dog owners Diane Marks (left) with Morris and Andrea Hope with her dog Debbie are pictured with Siobhan McGoldrick (centre) store director at Specsavers Abbeycentre.

Specsavers staff at the Abbeycentre store have paid tribute to Specsavers patients, centre staff and shoppers for helping the store raise over £3,500 for Guide Dogs NI.

The cash has been placed into the extra-large ‘guide dog’ money box that sits at the entrance to the store over a two-year period.

Amy Colvin from Guide Dogs NI said: “A current Guide Dogs ‘shopping list’ includes a range of items; everything from a ‘whelping kit’ (a bed and items for delivering puppies) to dog eye tests, white harnesses, blue puppy dog coats and visits to the vet.

“£3,500 is a fantastic sum of money raised through daily donations and we’re delighted to partner with Specsavers in Newtownabbey.”

Staff at Specsavers Abbeycentre, which this year marks 15 years looking after the eyes and ears of the local community, also welcomed four special guests to help them celebrate reaching this important charity milestone.

Rathcoole women, Diane Marks and Andrea Hope, along with their guide dogs, Morris and Debbie, visited Specsavers Abbeycentre to thank staff and customers for their kind donations.