New branch for guide dogs

A BRANCH of Guide Dogs for the Blind has opened in Ipswich.Dogs are being trained in the town for the first time, under the watchful eye of the charity's Andy Gatenby - the only full-time mobility instructor in Ipswich.

A BRANCH of Guide Dogs for the Blind has opened in Ipswich.

Dogs are being trained in the town for the first time, under the watchful eye of the charity's Andy Gatenby - the only full-time mobility instructor in Ipswich.

An information and fun day was held on Saturday at St John's Church Hall, Cauldwell Hall Road, where visitors got the chance to meet some guide dogs and find out about what training involves.

Mr Gatenby aims to train at least six dogs a year in Ipswich, for blind people in the east of England.

The branch doesn't have a base but hires facilities when necessary.

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