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Guide Dogs

We’re thrilled to be supporting Guide Dogs as our official charity.  We launched the partnership in 2016 with news of sponsoring our first ever Guide Dog puppy Ruby, through the ‘Name a Puppy’ campaign. We’ve seen Ruby develop admirable skills through her training to become an official guide dog.  We will continue to support her until she’s fully qualified.  This year we’re looking forward to welcoming another guide dog puppy into the Forthglade fold later in the summer – we’re just waiting for her to be born!

Over the next year we’ll be creating fundraising projects as well as helping to raise awareness for the Guide Dog’s national campaigns and events.

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It costs approximately £50,000 to support a guide dog partnership from the birth of a pup to its retirement, aged about 10. Guide Dogs doesn’t receive any Government funding. Without donations it wouldn’t be able to support the 5000 UK guide dog partnerships in the UK.  For more information on the charity and how you can help, visit Guide Dogs.

We first met Ruby, whilst at the National Breeding Centre in Leamington Spa, not surprisingly we instantly fell in love with her.  We filmed a behind the scenes news report at the breeding centre which you can see below. Our presenter Grace won a competition to help us film, and what a star she proved to be:

We’re looking forward to sharing many more pupdates on Ruby’s progresses and also introducing our new guide dog puppy over the Summer.

To experience first-hand the talent of these amazing dogs and their trainers, the Forthglade team spent the day in Bristol with Upton, a handsome and highly skilled guide dog.

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Woodland Trust

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As the UK’s largest woodland conservation charity, The Woodland Trust is the leading voice for woods and trees. The charity aims to inspire people up and down the country to visit woods, plant trees, treasure wildlife, and enjoy the overwhelming benefits that woods and trees offer to our landscape and lives.

As avid woodland dog walkers we’re huge supporters of the great work achieved by The Woodland Trust and we’re keen to promote the charity’s projects. Earlier this year we supported a campaign which encouraged members of the public to help develop a unique tree charter, to mark the 800th anniversary of the Royal Forests Charter, passed by Henry III.  Woodland walkers across the UK were asked to recall their fondest memories of their woodland adventures and help develop a Charter packed with heartfelt stories.

The Charter for Trees, Woods and People is supported by more than thirty five organisations across all sectors of society, including the National Trust, RSPB, Woodland Heritage and The Royal Horticultural Society.

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The great news is that we can all support this great campaign and many more too, just visit Woodland Trust for more details.