Thursday, 3 April 2014

Mayor praises Guide Dogs for the Blind

From Left, Mayoress Mrs Scott, Guide Dogs for the
Blind User Elaine Orwin, Guide Dogs for the Blind
Staff Member (
Fiona Brown), Local Branch Chairperson
Orrlene McMillen and Mayor Muir.
I recently hosted Guide Dogs for the Blind users, volunteers, fundraisers and staff at the Town Hall a few weeks ago.

Over thirty people attended the special reception which featured a short history talk from the Town Hall Supervisors and guided tour from me and my Mum, The Mayoress, Madeline Scott.

I was delighted to host Guide Dogs for the Blind at the Town Hall recently to recognise the valuable contribution made by people who are blind or visually impaired plus the fantastic volunteers and staff that help provide the valuable service of a trained Guide Dog.

I was particularly thankful to David, Brian and Elaine for coming along with their Guide Dogs and the opportunity to hear their personal stories and how they enjoy life in North Down with their Guide Dog.

By collecting funds, organising events, training dogs and raising awareness Guide Dogs for the Blind volunteers and staff help enable people who are blind or visually impaired get out and about and enjoy life. I am therefore extremely grateful for the role played and enjoyed providing the Town Hall reception to formally express my profound thanks. I look forward to helping the organisation in any way possible over the remainder of my term as Mayor and beyond if re-elected to serve as a Councillor.