Ipswich/Felixstowe: Pupils from Colnies Primary step up for Blu to eplieptic dog

Blu the Husky cross has epilepsy, her owner Victoria McGuckin of Kesgrave has raised £1800 via Faceb

Blu the Husky cross has epilepsy, her owner Victoria McGuckin of Kesgrave has raised £1800 via Facebook to fund special treatment - Credit: Archant

A dog owner says she was overwhelmed when two primary school pupils took part in a charity fun run to help her poorly pooch.

Rebecca Newman and Erin Roberts, pupils at Colnies Junior School in Felixstowe. They have helped rai

Rebecca Newman and Erin Roberts, pupils at Colnies Junior School in Felixstowe. They have helped raise money for Victoria McGuckin's husky Blu, who has epilepsy and needs lots of expensive treatment. - Credit: Contributed

Blu, a four-year-old husky, has epilepsy and after an appeal on his Facebook page owners Victoria and Robert McGuckin managed to raise £1,800 to get him on to a radical new veterinary programme.

The pooch’s story went viral with people from across the world touched by his plight.

Closer to home Rebecca Newman and Erin Roberts, year six pupils at Colnies Primary School in Felixstowe, decided to help by running the Felixstowe Fun Run on May 6 to help Blu.

The pair, who were taught to swim last year by Mrs McGuckin, met up with their teacher and Blu yesterday where they handed over the £35 they raised.

Mrs McGuckin, who adopted Blu after his owners abandoned him when they discovered he had epilepsy, said: “I was so touched. To think they have thought about Blu is amazing. I only found out last week but to think these year six girls did something so kind off their own backs.”

She said because Blu’s medical costs have been paid for the money will be donated to the rescue charity Saints, which helped Blu when he was abandoned.