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HMS Sherwood Supports Local Guide Dog Appeal

HMS Sherwood Supports Local Guide Dog Appeal
HMS Sherwood Supports Local Guide Dog Appeal

The Submariners Association (Derbyshire) have raised £5000 to fund a guide dog puppy to be named Derby.

They had originally planned to raise the money over 12-18 months but because of the generosity of the people of Derby the sum was achieved in only a few months.

The event which took the appeal through its target was a collection at Derby County’s Pride Park stadium during a match with Coventry City when collectors raised more than £1,780 – almost £500 of which was gathered by a team from HMS Sherwood.

On 16th March the Association presented a cheque to the Mayor of Derby, Councillor Barbara Jackson, in a ceremony in the city’s Council House.  Also invited were representatives of HMS Sherwood, TS Kenya, the Guide Dogs for the Blind association, Derby County Football Club and Rolls Royce, as well as personnel from HMS Ambush.

The £5000 donation will go towards the training of Derby the puppy and will help cement the affiliations between the Association, the city of Derby and HMS Ambush, currently in build at Barrow in Furness.