Guide dogs coffee morning a success

Coffeee morning at the URC Church Hall, Long Buckby, in aid of guide dogs.'Pictured are Frank Berry with his dog Quasi, Frank's wife Chris and Granddaughter Grace Street ( 11 )
Coffeee morning at the URC Church Hall, Long Buckby, in aid of guide dogs.'Pictured are Frank Berry with his dog Quasi, Frank's wife Chris and Granddaughter Grace Street ( 11 )
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A COFFEE morning held in Long Buckby on Saturday was a great success say the organisers.

Frank Berry and his wife Christine, who live in Long Buckby, organised a coffee morning in aid of Guide Dogs For The Blind at the village’s United Reformed Church.

Mr Berry, who uses a guide dog himself, had already completed a sponsored walk around Pitsford Reservoir raising more than £800.

Mrs Berry said: “The coffee morning was brilliant. The response we got was overwhelming and very humbling. We had lots of people there, and lots of guide dogs too. Our family and friends helped and gave us lots of support.

“We did the coffee morning to mark Guide Dogs Week, and it raised £750 but there’s more still to come. So, combined with the sponsored walk, that’s more than £1,500. It’s amazing to get that in the current economic times. We just want to thank everybody who has supported us.”