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Guide Dogs Fundraiser

A bank worker from Settle has walked more than 80 miles to raise money for Guide Dogs.
Christine Thwaite, who works for HSBC in Settle, raised £200 for the charity by walking from Inverness to Crask in Scotland, along with her husband.  Her employers then matched the amount raised with an additional cheque for a further £200 from its Pound for Pound Match Funding Scheme.

Christine said “We did the walk over a week in June, and thoroughly enjoyed it, but it was made all the better by knowing that we were raising money for such a worthy charity, and in doing so helping visually impaired people to achieve greater mobility and independence.”

North Yorkshire Fundraiser for Guide Dogs Jane Colledge  said “We are very grateful to Christine and her husband for supporting Guide Dogs in this way and it was especially kind of the Bank to match the amount raised.  Guide Dogs receives no government funding at all, and relies on sponsorship and donations such as this to pay the £5 a day it costs to support each Guide Dog partnership.”

The newly formed Settle branch of Guide Dogs are also looking for more people to join the group and get involved in all aspects of volunteer work for the branch. Volunteers can commit as much or as little time as they wish.  Even a couple of hours a week helping with collections and other fundraising activities and events would be appreciated.

If anyone can help and would like to volunteer to join the Settle fundraising branch, or need more information about any volunteer opportunities, please call Guide Dogs volunteering department on 0845 372 7418 or contact Caroline Kirby at

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