Students name Guide Dog
Following two years of fundraising, Saint Aidan’s students finally raise enough money to name their very own guide dog.
Over the past 24 months the students in Babbage House have been raising money for the Guide Dogs charity. There have been numerous activities, including a chocolate tombola at the school Christmas Fair and an ice lolly stall at Sports Day, to reach the coveted £1500. Throughout this time, students have also had a number of visits from representatives at the Guide Dog Association to inspire the students.
Mr Simon Calvert, Assistant Head Teacher responsible for Babbage house, explains, “Just prior to Christmas the total raised exceeded the £1500 mark and subsequently we have been able to adopt a Guide Dog puppy.
“We had a competition to name the puppy in school with ‘Riley’ being the most popular name. Riley was born in early January and will hopefully be coming to visit the school in the summer term.”
He added, “Babbage House have really enjoyed the various fund raising activities over the past few years. The Guide Dog charity is close to the hearts of a number of students and it is great to finally achieve our goal of adopting a puppy.”