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GB Lubricants Helps Raise £15,000 for Guide Dogs for the Blind

GB Lubricants helped to raise £15,000 for Guide Dogs for the Blind by organising a series of events and activities. 

GB Lubricants, in partnership with sister companies Morris Lubricants and Morris Leisure, based in Shrewsbury, are delighted with the total, having originally set themselves a £10,000 target.

The companies signed up for one of the Guide Dogs for the Blind’s ‘Learn’ packages, which involves adopting and naming a guide dog puppy and funding its two-year programme of training and development. The name chosen for the companies’ adopted guide dog is Morris.

Sharne Kirkwood, Corporate Partnerships Executive at Guide Dogs for the Blind, thanked the three companies for their “amazing support”.

“Their fundraising will pay for the first two years of training for a guide dog puppy, aptly named Morris,” she said. “£10,000 will go to support Morris from birth, throughout his first year with his puppy walking family, exploring the world and then going on to train and qualify as a life-changing guide dog in his second year.

“The other £5,000 will support the equipment Morris will need, such as the iconic white harness as well as the matching process and final qualification training with a person who is blind or partially sighted.

“It is an incredible journey for all our guide dogs and our service users. The three companies have helped to change someone’s life.”

Paul Booth Managing Director of GB Lubricants, said: “There are almost two million people in the UK who are living with sight loss, which has a significant impact on their daily lives. Many of these people rarely leave their homes alone, which means they can sometimes lead lonely, isolated lives.

“If the money we have raised can help to prevent at least one person from being left out of life, then all our efforts will all have been worthwhile.”

GB Lubricants’ employee Paul Bambra was sponsored to run the Simplyhealth Great North Run last September for Guide Dogs for the Blind and the company held a range of other fundraising activities.

Fundraising contributions by the partners included Executive Chairman Andrew Goddard climbing Mount Snowdon blindfolded and Morris Leisure’s six touring and holiday home parks organising a series of fundraising activities, including the switching on of a Christmas lights display.

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