Lothian Buses employees raise £15,000

Three guide dog puppies donated to Guide Dogs Scotland

Fundraising efforts by our staff over the last 12 months have raised £15,000 for Guide Dogs Scotland.  This money will allow the charity to train three guide dog puppies for partially sighted people living in Scotland.

The puppies will all be given unique bus-related names which were chosen by our staff and customers at the end of last year. Marine, Buster and Diesel will iniatally live with puppy walkers to familiarise themselves with as many different experiences as possible before joining other puppies at the Guide Dogs Scotland training facility in Forfar.

Anne Rowse, Fundraising Manager from Guide Dogs Scotland commented:

We would like to give huge thanks to the staff of Lothian Buses for their fantastic support of Guide Dogs Scotland in 2016.

It has been a delight to work with such passionate and dedicated people. The staff have embraced our charity with open arms and worked tirelessly towards naming not just one, but three puppies that will go on to change lives.

At Guide Dogs we work to ensure that people with sight loss are never left out of life, and we rely on donations to do this. We are therefore incredibly grateful to Lothian Buses for their outstanding fundraising efforts.

Gaynor Marshall, Lothian Buses Marketing and Communications Director, added:

Our staff have real passion and enthusiasm to help others and the amount raised demonstrates our commitment to supporting Guide Dogs Scotland. 

Over the past few months our teams have come together in a series of fundraising initiatives across our business and it is thanks to the dedication of our staff that we are absolutely delighted that three people will benefit from the assistance of Lothian’s sponsored Guide Dog puppies; Marine, Diesel and Buster.

Lothian Buses have also worked with Guide Dogs Scotland to assist individuals to try some of their vehicles in the garage before they attempt real-life travel in the city.

Posted on: Mon, February 13, 2017 at 10:30
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