Felixstowe/Ipswich: Jubilation as Guide Dog puppy appeal target is met again

The Ipswich Star craft fair at Felixstowe Leisure Centre raising funds for Guide Dogs for the Blind.

The Ipswich Star craft fair at Felixstowe Leisure Centre raising funds for Guide Dogs for the Blind. - Credit: Archant

You’ve done it!

The Ipswich Star Guide Dog appeal fund has reached its £5,000 target – with fundraising and donations having paid for a SIXTH puppy for the charity for blind and visually-impaired people.

Now we want Ipswich Star readers to help come up with a name for the new puppy.

It is hoped the pup will be one of a litter given birth to by Star, the paper’s first guide dog puppy who is serving the charity as a brood bitch and has already been mum to many guide dogs.

The fundraising target was reached at the weekend at a craft fair held in aid of the appeal at Felixstowe Leisure Centre and which raised a staggering £1,811.

Puppy walker Penny Parker, of the charity’s East and Mid Suffolk fundraising group, said: “It was a very successful event and a really lovely day.

“We had been bracing ourselves for a drop on last year as many people still have less in their pockets, so to be £400 up was a bonus.”

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The new puppy will follow Star, Faith, Sterling, Robson and Diamond. Star is in season and could breed again soon.

Anyone with ideas for a name for the new pup should email richard.cornwell@archant.co.uk

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