A RESTAURANT which raised more than £2,500 for Guide Dogs has named one of the charity’s puppies.
The Townhouse in Stratford chose to name the dog Bee-trix, after Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing heroine Beatrice.
General manager Neil Hanson helped organise lunches and quiz nights to raise money for the charity which he has supported for several years – previously already naming two of its puppies.
He said: “So much hard work and passion goes on behind the scenes of this charity to raise money and train these incredible dogs.
“I cannot thank our amazing group of locals enough for everything they have done in giving up their free time to support such a worthwhile cause. It’s a real team effort here and to be able to give back to those who are in desperate need of a guide dog makes the whole thing so rewarding.”
Founder of Stratford-based Shakespeare’s Puppies Appeal, Jackie Horton, thanked the restaurant and manager for their work and ensuring those who were visually impaired were welcomed at The Townhouse.
She said: “Thanks to the ongoing commitment and support, we’re helping visually impaired people to lead an independent life with confidence and flexibility.
“Knowing guide dogs and their owners will always be welcome to The Townhouse is so encouraging to us as a charity. Allowing handlers to socialise comfortably is crucial to enjoying life.”