Cute pups and hot dogs pose for the cameras

Artisan Fireplaces director Gary Heginbottom, front left, with Nic Morgan, front right, at the Brighouse Guide Dogs Puppy Class.
Artisan Fireplaces director Gary Heginbottom, front left, with Nic Morgan, front right, at the Brighouse Guide Dogs Puppy Class.

Hot dogs have taken part in a special Valentine’s Day photo- shoot to boost charity fundraising.

The cute puppies who are being trained as guide dogs for the blind posed for the cameras at a photo session to produce a Valentine’s Day card.

The cards will be sold next year to raise funds for Guide Dogs for the Blind. Also taking part was Brighouse businessman Gary Heginbottom, of Artisan Design Fireplaces, who is sponsoring puppy dog training classes for one year.

The Guide Dogs charity has been using the premises of Laugh Love Parties at Upper Bonegate, Brighouse, for classes since July. Mr Heginbottom responded to a plea for other training venues but his premises in Brighouse town centre were not suitable.

So instead he offered to fund the classes for next year after attending one of the sessions and seeing for himself the hard work that goes into puppy training.

Training supervisor Nic Morgan said: “This is a massive sponsorship for Guide Dogs and we are overwhelmed by his generous offer. Laugh Love Parties have been kind in allowing us to use their studio premises but it is important to find different venues so that the pups can experience different situations.”

l A street collection for Guide Dogs for the Blind in Calderdale raised £282.