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Tuesday, 07 February 2012
Bolton School Girls' Division has named their second sponsored guide dog puppy Dickens, coinciding with the celebration of the bicentenary of Charles Dickens' birth.
The pupils received a visit from representatives from The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association, who brought two dogs along with them to meet the girls, Autumn and Kara - a puppy that appropriately has the nickname The Artful Dodger! They came in to congratulate the girls on raising enough funds to sponsor their second guide dog which will be called Dickens. The puppy will be brought in to meet the girls when he or she is born. Back in 2010, the girls named the first guide dog that they sponsored Rolo. On the day of the visit the girls were all dressed as characters from Dickens' stories to celebrate the 200th anniversary of his birth and even managed to set a World Record for the most people dressed as fictional characters!
The School is the only school in the North West to have raised enough to sponsor two dogs, and the Reprographics Department at the School is on its way to sponsoring a third puppy, which will make Bolton School the first school nationally to do this.
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