It’s puppy love time

Family fun day at Belper's Lancaster and Thorpe opticians. Isaac Steans, trainee guide dog poppy, Debbie Steans, jacob Steans, back Carla Morton, Kate Reddish and Vicky O'Connell.
Family fun day at Belper's Lancaster and Thorpe opticians. Isaac Steans, trainee guide dog poppy, Debbie Steans, jacob Steans, back Carla Morton, Kate Reddish and Vicky O'Connell.

A CUTE puppy has helped an opticians in Belper raise £280 for the Guide Dogs for the Blind charity.

Lancaster and Thorpe, which is based on King Street, held a fun day in aid of the charity.

And the star attraction was a trainee guide dog called Poppy, who was fussed over by visitors all day.

Store manager Kate Reddish said: “It was an absolutely fantastic day. Everybody was really supportive.

“We would like to thank everybody who donated.”

The fun involved face painting and guess the name of a cuddly toy dog to a bid to win it.

There were also cakes, buns and coffees on sale in exchange for a donation to the charity.

Guides Dogs for the Blind has been breeding and training dogs to help people with sight problems for more than 75 years.