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Guide Dogs for the Blind Association Event in connection with Bewley Homes at Cavendish Park, Wokingham

24 Jun 2015

BERKSHIRE HOUSING DEVELOPER CELEBRATES GUIDE DOGS CONNECTION WITH A LOCAL COMMUNITY EVENT

 To celebrate its latest property development, Cavendish Park in Wokingham, Bewley Homes partnered with The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association, hosted a community fun day held on the 13th June. Once the site of The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association training ground, Cavendish Park now comprises a selection of fantastic family homes ranging from £430,000 to £895,000.

 Bewley Homes invited local residents and The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association supporters to attend an open day to help mark this special occasion. Volunteers from the charity were on hand with real guide dogs including puppies in training and friendly retired dogs. A Sensory Tunnel was set up in the grounds of the Folly Lodge Marketing Suite so visitors could experience life as a blind person with a blindfolded journey, supported by trained staff. The event also celebrated the naming of new puppy ‘Bewley’, who has been sponsored by Bewley Homes. Local radio station Jack FM hosted from the event and chatted to attendees, a hog roast as well as an ice cream van were available throughout the day, with proceeds going to The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association.

Andrew Brooks, Bewley Homes Managing Director comments, “We are really thrilled to be hosting an event to celebrate our puppy ‘Bewley’ and at the same time supporting such a fantastic cause. The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association provide essential support to the blind community. With this event we wanted to celebrate Cavendish Park’s history as a puppy training ground and as a future community providing families with an exciting place to live.”

Denise Clarke Community Fundraiser notes that fundraising really is the key to keeping the charity successful. “It is crucial that we continue to fundraise and secure as much money as possible. There is such a high demand for guide dogs and with Bewley Homes’ help we have been able to guarantee the training of a new puppy who will be housed in the local area,” she adds.

Neil Simpson, Bewley Homes Sales and Marketing Director comments, “Saturday is going to be a fun day out for the whole family. With adorable puppies and trained guide dogs it is going to be a dog lover’s heaven.”

Bewley Homes staff including Andrew Brooks and Neil Simpson attended and were available for comment and photographs. Attendees were asked not to bring their own dogs.

For further information on Bewley Homes, please visit www.bewley.co.uk, for more information on The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association please visit www.guidedogs.org.uk.

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