Roy’s keen to help charity

HE once claimed he trusted his dog more than he did his team-mates.

And Ipswich Town boss Roy Keane is regularly seen with his faithful Labrador Triggs by his side.

Now, the former Manchester United captain is raising money for charity after posing for atmospheric pictures with Triggs and his German Shepherd dog, Ossie.

Keane is one of a host of celebrities to be pictured with their dogs to raise money for Guide Dogs for the Blind. The Irishman, who lives in the Woodbridge area, was photographed by Adrian Houston with his dogs in coastal Suffolk in January.

The photograph will be auctioned at a London exhibition next month, with the proceeds going to the training and placing of 800 guide dogs next year.


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Keane, who last month rubbished reports that Triggs had died, said: “Owning a dog is truly special but being in a guide dog partnership is so much more.”

He was famously pictured walking Triggs after quitting the Republic of Ireland World Cup team in 2002.

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Other celebrities involved in the project include Sir Ian Botham, Sir Ranulph Fiennes, Gary Lineker, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall and Julian Clary.

Mr Houston said: “The powerful bond between humans and companion animals is at the heart of what the Guide Dogs for the Blind organisation is all about. It is also something that I used as the inspiration for this project.

“What struck me most about all the subjects that I photographed was the bond of unconditional love that existed between them and their canine companions.

“This is something that I hope I have managed to capture.” The photographs are on display at the Amazing Partnership photography exhibition at Haunch of Venison Art Gallery in Burlington Gardens, London, on November 5 and 6.

The images can also be viewed at www.givinglots.co.uk

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