In February the year 10 students launched an appeal to raise funds for the Guide Dogs for The Blind.
The challenge was to raise over £1500 to sponsor our own West Bridgford School puppy
Everyone in the school pulled out all the stops, and after a lot of hard work (and cake baking) we managed to raise over £1600
We had reached our target, so now we had to apply for a puppy and come up with a suitable name which could be approved.
We held a competition to find the most suitable name. The students chose many names for both boys and girls but the unanimous decision was Winston. The name was chosen by the students as a tribute to the late Mr Winstanley, who sadly passed away last year.
Winston has now arrived and is with his puppy walker.
As yet we don’t have a photograph of him and Mandy, from the Guide Dogs for The Blind says she wants to keep his breed a secret, until we can have some photos. He is adorable, and they have all fallen in love with him already!
Our first chance to meet him will be in September when he is 16 weeks old, and hopefully Mrs Winstanley will be able to join us for our formal naming ceremony.
We will keep you informed with regular ‘pupdates’ and photos of Winston through the WB Post
A huge thank you to all of you who supported this fantastic cause, let’s hope Winston passes his training with flying colours and becomes a fully-fledged guide dog.
We all know how important the work of the Guide Dogs for the Blind is, and how they transform the lives of blind people around the country.