Plant sale helps St Martin’s Primary School sponsor a puppy

PUBLISHED: 14:00 20 July 2017

Pupils with plants, Guide Dogs for the Blind puppy walkers Andrea Eaton and Jane Newton with working guide dog Seren, and the Worle Lions mascot.

Pupils with plants, Guide Dogs for the Blind puppy walkers Andrea Eaton and Jane Newton with working guide dog Seren, and the Worle Lions mascot.

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A Worle school is sponsoring a puppy which is currently being trained to help blind and partially-sighted people.

Lions at St Martin's School.Lions at St Martin's School.

St Martin’s Primary School, in Spring Hill, held a plant sale to raise money for the project.

The seeds and pots were bought thanks to a £200 donation from Worle Lions Club, and the club’s mascot went along to help the children out on the day.

The year one children grew the plants themselves and sold them during an event in the school hall.

The sale raised £221.38 which will be put towards sponsorship costs for a guide dog puppy.

The children will receive updates on the puppy’s training from the Guide Dogs For The Blind Association and learn how it is getting on.

During the plant sale, they met the guide dog Seren and learned more about the work the dogs do for their owners.

It takes 20 months to train a puppy followed by seven years of support, costing around £50,000 in total.

The dog will be introduced to its owner after 22-24 months of training.

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