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Guide dogs team is Beverley charity of the month

The Beverley Building Society have named their Charity of the Month for May, as voted for by their members. The winning charity was the Hull Guide Dogs Mobility Team, which is actually based in Beverley. Guide Dogs user Maurice Thomlinson and his dog Flint was presented with a cheque for £250 at the society’s offices in Saturday Market.

He said: “Having Flint has changed my life. I cycled for 70 years and up until applying to get Flint I could rarely get out, now I can go out with Flint for walks and on days out and loads of people talk to me because of having Flint with me. I help to fundraise a lot with Guide Dogs because of the impact Flint has had on my life, having dogs with us really help us to collect. We raise money to train more dogs – each dog costs a total of £50,000 to train fully”.

Sophie Mozley, Cashier at the society said: “Guide Dogs Mobility Team is such a worthy charity to win our donation. Having a guide dog improves the quality of life of so many people”.

Each month the Beverley Building Society makes a donation to a local charity, based on a vote by its members. If you would like to nominate a charity to be put into the Charity of the Month vote, contact the Society’s Marketing Manager, Zoe Fisher via zoe.fisher@beverleybs.co.uk