Felixstowe/Ipswich: Appeal target on course for our magnificent SEVENTH!

Puppy walker Penny Parker, pictured with the Ipswich Star's latest appeal pup Diamond

Puppy walker Penny Parker, pictured with the Ipswich Star's latest appeal pup Diamond - Credit: Archant

Just £700 needs to be raised to meet the target for a magnificent seventh Ipswich Star guide dog.

Just £700 needs to be raised to meet the target for a magnificent seventh Ipswich Star guide dog.

Generous readers, groups and businesses have so far raised £4,300 towards the £5,000 total needed to complete the latest appeal to breed and carry out the initial training of a puppy.

The Guide Dogs charity says a trained pup plays a vital role in being the eyes of a blind or partially-sighted person, their constant companion and helping them enjoy greater freedom.

Puppy walker Penny Parker said The Star’s latest pup, eight-month-old Diamond was doing really well.

Her latest check showed she was in excellent health with good marks in most areas of her development and progress being made in others.

? If you would like to donate to the Ipswich Star Guide Dog Appeal, send your cheques – made payable to Guide Dogs – to Richard Cornwell, Felixstowe editor, Ipswich Star, 172 Hamilton Road, Felixstowe, Suffolk, IP11 7DU.