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Open garden helps puppies
9:00am Saturday 1st September 2012 in News
A couple who threw open their garden in aid of Guide Dogs for the Blind have raised more than £1,100 for the charity.
Sue and Gordon Vint attracted hundreds of visitors to their award-winning garden at Burley-in-Wharfedale, along with guide dogs and puppies in training.
The couple were helped by the girls of the 1st Burley-in-Wharfedale Guides, who volunteered to do their bit on the day.
Sue and Gordon said: “We made a fantastic £1,147 for Guide Dogs for the Blind.
“We had at least 14 Guide Dogs pups in training. Their carers used the event as part of their training by controlling their interaction with crowds and other dogs, by controlling them near water and walking over open bridges. We also had working and retired Guide Dogs.
“The atmosphere was great – so relaxed and the weather was reasonably dry. The garden quiz for young visitors was very popular, as were the cakes and the plant sale.”
The couple thanked everybody who had helped to make the event a success.