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Boys Name Two Guide Dog Puppies

Monday, 23 March 2015

During the last 12 months Bolton School Boys’ Division has worked hard to raise £5000 so they can name two puppies for the charity Guide Dogs. 

The boys organised various activities such as a ‘money-box’ challenge and fun runs to help them reach this target.  To encourage them, the school had a visit from Guide Dogs and were lucky enough to meet a guide dog puppy, a training dog and the star of the show, fully qualified guide dog Nimmo with his owner Steve Cross.

The £5000 raised gave the boys the privilege of choosing the names for two puppies, Pippin and Fil.  Pippin and Fil are now being puppy walked by volunteers and the boys will get to meet them both later in the year. 

Emma Allen-Taylor, Engagement Officer for Guide Dogs said, “We are extremely grateful to Bolton School for raising enough money to name two puppies.  Pippin and Fil will become life changers in the future by helping blind and partially sighted people to enjoy greater freedom and mobility.” 

Mrs. Edge from Bolton School said, “Working with Guide Dogs has been a pleasure. Our connection stands the test of time as The Leverhulme Trust has always been a key supporter of this charity so it is particularly poignant that, as we celebrate our founding by Lord Leverhulme, we are able to make such a significant contribution.”

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Tom Jones, Sam Bromley, Josh Fowler, Ilyas Ibrahim and the Headmaster present the cheque to Emma Allen-Taylor, Steve Cross and Guide Dog Nimmo

Tom Jones, Sam Bromley, Josh Fowler, Ilyas Ibrahim and the Headmaster present the cheque to Emma Allen-Taylor, Steve Cross and Guide Dog Nimmo