In pictures: Sponsored walk for Guide Dogs

In pictures: Sponsored walk for Guide Dogs

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Michael Owens

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In pictures: Sponsored walk for Guide Dogs

Supporters of the visually impaired were up early on Saturday to take a sponsored walk.

Fundraisers for the Guide Dogs charity with both four legs and two took a six-mile trip from Kidwells Park, Maidenhead, to Cookham and Pinkneys Green and back again.


 

Organiser Rose Evans from The Crescent hoped money raised can be put towards helping people in her town get the help they need.

"We want to ringfence the money for the people of Maidenhead," said the Guide Dogs volunteer.

"There's a lot of people here today and I think that's great."

One of the ramblers involved was former builder Levi Neimann from Stud Green in Holyport, who lost his vision in 2012 after falling from a roof.

 

Levi Neimann and Rose Evans

 

He is learning new skills with the Berkshire County Blind Society and studying at the Royal National College for the Blind in Hereford.

He is also on a waiting list for his own guide dog.

"I don't know when it's going to be yet," he said.

"It will change my life because I do struggle and I need help from people to take me places."

The walk raised £1,116 over the weekend.

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