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29th Jun, 2022

Hotel's giving spirit to help guide dogs this Christmas

SPECIAL canine companions will not miss out this Christmas thanks to a Stratford hotel.

The Arden Hotel, on Waterside, is donating £15 to Guide Dogs for the Blind for every bedroom booked over the holiday season.

A single donation will help buy a dog a new lead or treatments such as an eye check, while the full sum raised could fund a Guide Dog partnership for several months.

General Manager Josefine Blomqvist said: “As a dog-friendly hotel, we are extremely proud to support such a wonderful charity and the life-changing work they do.

The hotel has already sponsored two Guide Dog puppies named Arden and Marley.

The duo are among the 1,500 puppies which are bred at the National Centre, just outside Leamington, every year.

Guide Dogs spokeswoman Liz Gilbert said: “As a charity, we rely almost entirely on public donations to keep our vital services for people with sight loss running.

“We’re incredibly grateful to the Arden Hotel for their support over the years.”

The hotel is also one of 24 local businesses dressing up a window as part of RSC’s Stratford Christmas Window Trail.

And, naturally, the hotel window will be dedicated to Guide Dogs – with guests and visitors encouraged to support the charity.

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