VISITORS to Bracknell Library had great fun meeting a pack of Guide Dog puppies during half term.

On Thursday, February 15, around 130 children and adults packed into the Town Square library to meet Guide Dogs Mason, Cashmere and Olivia and their owners, as well as puppies Remy and Gem, and their training handlers.

As well as being very cute to look at, the dogs had a serious message too, demonstrating exactly how they help their owners cope with sight loss on a day-to-day basis.

Guide Dogs Reading Mobility Team engagement officer, Clive Woods said: "Guide Dogs were delighted to work with Bracknell Library to hold a Meet a Guide Dog event over the school half term. This is a great opportunity for us to raise awareness amongst children about the amazing role that a guide dog can play in giving independence to someone with sight loss. 

"We had lots of local children attend the event and they certainly seemed to enjoy meeting guide dogs in training as well as working and retired guide dogs. We also find that events like this allow children to gain some understanding of sight loss."