The continued support of the boys at Homefield has allowed this to happen. Each Friday they bring in ‘Guide Dog money‘ and when they have collected £1,000 a new dog can be sponsored. It is an amazing feat to have been able to sponsor so many puppies.
Mrs Hilton, a former teacher at Homefield, has been the ‘Guide Dog lady’ since 1984. She has encouraged the boys to keep bringing in their coins and has kept Homefield boys up to date with all the adventures of the Guide Dogs over the years. She is very proud that they have continued to rise to the challenge for so many years and sponsor so many dogs.
On Friday 15th March, the school celebrated the 30th Guide Dog at a special assembly at the school in Western Road, Sutton. The boys welcomed Tracy Compton with her Guide Dog, Urwin and also Elizabeth, who came with her withdrawn Guide Dog, Bruno.
The boys always enjoy seeing the Guide Dogs as it makes their efforts very real for them. They listened with interest to Tracy and Elizabeth talking about their life with a Guide Dog. Year 3 boys led the assembly beautifully and presented Tracy with a cheque for £1,000. Here’s to the next one!