Boys Brigade leads way for guide dog charity

TAKING THE LEAD -- Boys Brigade members Ben Reynolds (left) and Ben Barratt presenting the cheque to guide dog George -- DISPIC NHUD 11-1845-2

TAKING THE LEAD -- Boys Brigade members Ben Reynolds (left) and Ben Barratt presenting the cheque to guide dog George -- DISPIC NHUD 11-1845-2

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AN INAUGURAL fundraiser by the Hucknall-based 18th Nottingham Boys Brigade collared more than £250 in aid of Guide Dogs For The Blind.

Young members, aged between five and ten, did a sponsored walk around their base at the Central Methodist Church on Baker Street

They completed 229 laps of the hall in just 15 minutes and surpassed all expectations with the amount they raised.

Bulwell man Dave Norman, who has been blind for 15 years after gradually losing his sight, was on hand to collect the cheque on behalf of the charity.

He had a willing helper in his guide dog, George, who has been with Dave for more than two years.

Sam Barratt, who is a helper with the Hucknall Boys Brigade, organised the sponsored walk.

She said: “This is the first charity event the children have done. They were inspired to raise money for Guide Dogs For The Blind after Dave visited us and gave a talk.

“It just shows what can be achieved with a little bit of effort.”