Duke, a Labrador sponsored by Bewley Homes, has taken a giant leap in his initial guide dog training to become a life-changing partner to someone living with sight-loss after receiving a glowing first report.
Named after the Duke of Edinburgh, by Bewley staff, the five-month-old puppy has been put through his paces by his handler learning skills such as dealing with kerbs and avoiding obstacles.
Andrew Brooks, Manging Director at Bewley Homes, commented: “We are delighted to hear the progress Duke is making. This is wonderful news and all is looking positive for him to become a guide dog after his training. The help guide dogs offer people with sight loss is remarkable and we are very proud to continue supporting this charity.”
Denise Clark, Community Fundraising Development Manager for Guide Dogs, added: “We would like to thank everyone at Bewley for sponsoring the fourth guide dog. As a charity, we rely heavily on donations to provide our services. Every hour, someone in the UK lose their sight and the continued support of Bewley Homes will allow us to make a massive difference to someone living with sight loss.”
Bewley has supported Guide Dogs for over 10 years and are fully behind the valuable work the charity does to help blind and partially-sighted people live fulfilling, independent lives.