Redrow has provided a generous donation to The Okehampton and District Guide Dogs Fundraising Group, who work in partnership with Guide Dogs South West. Established in 1934, Guide Dogs is a longstanding association which provides mobility for the blind and partially sighted.
Their primary research areas are in canine science and behavioural science, the charity taking equal care in looking after the needs of their service dogs and those of their service users. The Okehampton and District Group work alongside Guide Dogs to raise awareness and funds so that dogs can keep assisting the visually impaired. At present,1.5 million people in the UK have a macular condition, yet 70% of them receive no support in the first 12 months of their diagnosis.
The Okehampton and District Group have been working to reduce this number, raising an impressive £13,000 this May. Redrow’s donation will help the Okehampton and District Group with a variety of initiatives, including the training of guide dogs and the running of daily operations. The group regularly hosts events where people can learn about the work of guide dogs. They also run a stall at Okehampton Market where people can meet guide dog partnerships like Winnie and Fordy. Sarah White from the Okehampton and District Guide Dogs Fundraising Group said: “It’s our mission to help the visually impaired in our local community lead the lives they choose. So, it’s fantastic to have Redrow recognise our initiative.
Donations, big and small, make all the difference in helping us to change the lives of our service users” Kevin Bradford, Area Sales Manager from Redrow added: “The Okehampton and District Fundraising Group have carried out brilliant work for the visually impaired in the local area and so it’s a pleasure to work with them. Supporting thriving communities is extremely important to us, which is why we love initiatives such as this. We look forward to seeing Guide Dogs work towards and achieve their Stand By Me Strategy”
The Romansfield development in Okehampton, which still has homes due to be released for sale, is just a stone’s throw away from Dartmoor National Park with quick travel routes to both Exeter and Plymouth. The two, three and four bedroom homes are great for families and those wishing to relocate for a quieter lifestyle. For those interested in finding out more about this Redrow South West development, please visit https://www.redrow.co.uk/developments/romansfield-okehampton-24256