Students sponsor guide dog and college visitor Weston

PUBLISHED: 11:00 08 June 2014

Weston the guide dog.

Weston the guide dog.

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KIND-HEARTED students raised £5,000 to sponsor Weston – a Labrador for Guide Dogs For The Blind.

The friendly pooch makes regular trips to Weston College with information advice assistant Linda Jones, who is also one of the charity’s puppy walkers.

The 52-year-old, of Wick St Lawrence, has trained several puppies and said: “College students worked really hard to raise the money, from dog walks and abseiling to cake and sweet sales.

“I work at University and Knightstone campuses and if all goes well with Weston’s training he’ll be at my side too.”

As well as learning basic commands over the next 12 months, one of Weston’s vital skills is socialisation and with so many students it should be easy. The mum-of-two added: “The main difficulty will be getting people to leave him to get on with his job. I always cry when I send them on but it’s wonderful when someone matched up with my dog calls and says they don’t know how they managed without one.”

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