A ROMSEY social club recently a fundraising event in aid of the world’s largest assistance dog organisation, Guide Dogs.

Romsey Conservative Club raised £600 with food and fun activities for visitors and an opportunity to learn more about the important work of the charity.

Among the coffee, cake, and tombola, in attendance was volunteer speaker Tom McInulty, a navy officer who became blind overnight. Tom gave insight into how Guide Dogs has assisted him and explained how his guide dog, Toby, helps him in his day-to-day life.

Shona Lawson, community fundraising relationship manager, said: “We would like to say thank you to the Romsey Conservative Club members who organised the fundraiser and the members of the public who attended to create such a lovely afternoon.

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“Also, a huge thank you for all the donations that we received; this money will help to fund our life-changing services and support for people affected by sight loss.”

Shona added: “In the Southampton area, specifically the SO14, SO15 and SO16 postcodes, we are looking for more collection box coordinators, so if you love getting out and about but also want to support our cause in achieving its aim, then this volunteering role would be perfect for you. 

“By helping to display our iconic collection boxes in your local community, this gesture can help raise significant funds for Guide Dogs, while fitting around your usual day-to-day activities.”

For more details, visit guidedogs.org.uk/how-you-can-help/ or email shona.lawson@guidedogs.org.uk.