West Lothian dog lovers are raising money over the next 12 days to raise money that will help to transform someone’s life.
Guide Dogs UK will run the 12 Guide Dogs of Christmas campaign until Saturday, December 12 to raise enough money for new guide dog partnerships.
The fundraising drive will bring together volunteers from Perth to Plymouth and everywhere in between and the West Lothian branch of Guide Dogs UK is also getting involved.
Chris Collier, group co-ordinator with the West Lothian Concise fundraising group said: “During December the four-legged volunteers of the West Lothian Fundraising Group would usually be out and about wagging their tails and meeting you at collections and events in your community.
“Due to the current situation, we’re not able to be out as much this festive season, and we know you will miss seeing our life-changing doggy volunteers.
“We’re hoping you will help us and donate to our 12 Guide Dogs of Christmas’ Collection as we aim to raise enough for 12 new guide dog partnerships.
“It costs over £56,000 to fund the lifetime cost of a guide dog. Please consider donating £12 during our 12-day collection so we can fund 12 new life-changers this Christmas.
“We appreciate that times are difficult, but for people with sight loss, social isolation can be their everyday. You can help them feel less alone, now and in the future.
“Don’t forget to send it on through Facebook, WhatsApp, email or text and get your friends and family involved too.”
Members of the public can get involved with the campaign at www.guidedogs.org.uk 12 Dogs Of Christmas, where you can make a donation, see the 12 dogs of the Christmas Advent Calendar along with virtual quiz packs, colouring sheets for creating festive window displays, plenty ways to join the fun safely and virtually.
For more and to donate visit https:// www.justgiving.com/fundraising/westlothianguidedogs.