Holiday park group, Morris Leisure, raises funds for guide dogs
Shrewbury-based holiday park group, Morris Leisure, has helped to raise £15,000 for Guide Dogs for the Blind.
In partnership with sister companies Morris Lubricants and GB Lubricants, Morris Leisure organised a series of activities and events to raise the funds, smashing its original £10,000 target with the help of the holiday parks' customers and staff. The companies' efforts will be used to fund a two-year training and development programme for a guide dog puppy, aptly named 'Morris'.
Sharne Kirkwood, corporate partnerships executive at Guide Dogs for the Blind, thanked the companies for their support and 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.”
Edward Goddard, managing director of Morris Leisure, said: “It is great that we have managed to raise all this money for such a worthy cause. All our parks have had fun raising money and thanks go our customers and staff for their support.
“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.”
Well done, Morris Leisure!