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Guide Dogs call for volunteers to aid new Ryedale branch

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Alison Bates of Thornton-le-Dale with her guide dog Jack
Picture by Neil Silk
30/05/14

142226b Alison Bates of Thornton-le-Dale with her guide dog Jack Picture by Neil Silk 30/05/14

People from across the Ryedale area are needed to support the new local branch of Guide Dogs, the organisation which helps blind and partially sighted people.

The team currently has a small group of helpers but need people to take on the roles of Group Organiser and Treasurer and help co-ordinate fundraising drives such as street collections, counter top collection boxes, as well as attending different shows and events throughout the year.

The group organiser will run the Ryedale branch and be the key contact for fundraising in the area, while the treasurer will keep income and expenditure records relating to branch activities.

Guide Dogs volunteer coordinator Caroline Kirby said: “We are looking for enthusiastic individuals with good communication and team working skills who are able to coordinate a small group of people in their efforts to raise money for Guide Dogs.

“At all times, we offer regular and ongoing advice, support and training.

“A basic induction to Guide Dogs and the role of the Group Organiser and Treasurer will be given.

“Anyone who has good organisational skills, and is enthusiastic and confident would fit into these roles perfectly. They will be part of a team of volunteers who are making a real difference by helping visually impaired people to enjoy the same independence and mobility as everyone else.”

Anyone who would like to help should contact Caroline on 0845 372 7418 or via email at caroline.kirby@guidedogs.org.uk

 

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