Faith making progress

IPSWICH: Visitors to this year’s Suffolk Show were greeted by a familiar furry face.

Faith the Guidedog, who thousands of readers helped to sponsor earlier this year, took time out from her training regime to meet visitors and pose for photos.

Faith, who is now eight weeks old and nearly fully grown, was shown round the show by Penny Parker from the Suffolk Branch of Guidedogs for the Blind.

Ms Parker spoke about the charity’s work during a presentation at the Otley College stand.

Ms Parker said: “Faith has really enjoyed herself. She’s naturally laid-back and meeting so many people has been really beneficial in terms of developing her social skills.

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“She’s been getting a lot of attention and loved posing for pictures with children, but was frightened by an alpacca!”

Faith will re-start her training regime soon and has so far made good progress.

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Ms Parker added: “Faith has got a busy few months ahead. She will be back training soon and will be working flat out over the summer months.

“She has to learn all about developing spacial awareness and how to avoid certain objects.

“But everybody’s pleased with her progress so far and if all goes well she could be working as a Guidedog before the end of the year.

“We would like to thank everyone at the Suffolk show who made a donation to the charity over the two days.”

To find out more about the work of Guidedogs for the Blind visit

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