DEDICATED fundraisers in Warrington have raised £13,000 this year alone for the Guide Dogs charity

The Warrington fundraising group, made up entirely of volunteers, raised the sum by organising supermarket collections and events, including Disability Awareness Day.

As a result of reaching the £13,000 milestone, the group have been able to support a working partnership between guide dog Cathie and a person with sight loss.

Community fundraising development officer, Tracey Digby, said: "This amazing group of volunteers have done incredibly well to raise this sum.

"Volunteers kindly offer their time, support and energy to our charity.

"Without them, we wouldn’t be able to continue our work.

"Our guide dogs are truly life-changing, allowing people with sight loss to enjoy the same freedom and independence as everyone else.

"We are so proud of our volunteers and would like to thank them for everything they do.

"We also wish to recognise the fantastic support that the group receives from individuals and businesses within the community."