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Guide Dogs launch new group in High Peak

Sight loss charity Guide Dogs has launched a new group covering Glossop and High Peak, giving local people the opportunity to volunteer for the charity.

The High Peak Guide Dogs supporter group is open to anyone who would like to support a good cause and be part of a local social group.

The new group will join a network of Guide Dogs supporter groups already in place across the country, who raise awareness and funds for the charity.

Nichola Bonsall, community fundraising relationship manager for Guide Dogs covering Glossop and High Peak, said: “We’re delighted to be setting up a new supporter group covering Glossop and the High Peak borough, giving local people the chance to join our Guide Dogs’ family.

“Our volunteer supporter groups run a range of activities, from local events to collections, to help raise awareness and funds for our organisation.

“Being part of one of our groups is a great way to make new friends, whilst supporting a good cause.

“It costs around £54,800 to support a guide dog from birth to retirement and Guide Dogs relies almost entirely on public donations, so the support we get from our local groups is vital.

“If you’re from Glossop or the surrounding High Peak area and think you could help us, please do get in touch.”

Volunteers must be aged 16 or over and Guide Dogs provides all the training required for each role.

To find out more about joining the High Peak Guide Dogs supporter group, contact Guide Dogs volunteering coordinator Melanie Brown via melanie.brown@guidedogs.org.uk or call 0800 781 1444.

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