The Shakespeare’s Puppies Appeal was launched in 2013 in Stratford-upon-Avon, to support the work of Guide Dogs. A committed group of Guide Dogs volunteers – Puppy Walkers, Breeding Stock Holders and Boarders – work on a variety of events, and offer presentations to schools, groups and clubs.
The aim of the Appeal is to support businesses, schools, and individuals in raising £5,000 to provide a Guide Dog Puppy which is named after a Shakespeare Character.
So far, thirty Shakespeare Puppies have been named after well-known characters from the Bard’s famous plays: Romeo, Hamlet, Troilus, Titus, Paris, Hector, Eleanor, Orlando, Juliet and Falstaff, etc.
Vale Press were delighted to be able to help such a worthwhile and local cause by sponsoring the printing of a 2017 Calendar which had colour photographs of some of the adorable puppies. The proceeds boosted the Appeal funds.
Vale Managing Director, Tom Stowe says “The Vale Press team have always loved our dogs ever since “Jet” a black Patterdale puppy became our first “office dog” nearly ten years ago. We were delighted to help the local “Puppies Appeal” – it’s such a worthwhile cause.
“Whilst we may keep dogs as pets because we enjoy their company, some people need a dog to provide essential support in their own lives. Guide Dogs do a great job and we’re only too pleased to support the local volunteers who give their time to train and look after them.”