Staff at Lothian Buses have helped raise £15,000 for Guide Dogs Scotland which will support the care and training of three new Guide Dog puppies.
The money has been raised through a range of charity events held by the company over the last year.
The money will fund the sponsorship of three new puppies, who have each been given unique bus-related names chosen by staff and customers of Lothian Buses. Marine, Buster and Diesel will join other puppies at the Guide Dogs Scotland training facility in Forfar later this year.
Anne Rowse, community fundraiser at Guide Dogs Scotland, said: “We would like to give huge thanks to the staff of Lothian Buses for their fantastic support of Guide Dogs Scotland in 2016.
“It has been a delight to work with such passionate and dedicated people. The staff have embraced our charity with open arms and worked tirelessly towards naming not just one, but three puppies that will go on to change lives.
“At Guide Dogs we work to ensure that people with sight loss are never left out of life, and we rely on donations to do this. We are therefore incredibly grateful to Lothian Buses for their outstanding fundraising efforts.”
Gaynor Marshall, Lothian Buses marketing and communications director, added: “Our staff have real passion and enthusiasm to help others and the amount raised demonstrates our commitment to supporting Guide Dogs Scotland.
“Over the past few months our teams have come together in a series of fundraising initiatives across our business and it is thanks to the dedication of our staff that we are absolutely delighted that three people will benefit from the assistance of Lothian’s sponsored Guide Dog puppies – Marine, Diesel and Buster.”