Peacehaven gig raises £2,000 for Guide Dogs for the Blind

NATWEST’S Peacehaven branch had some very special visitors when guide dogs Austin and Felicity popped in.

They visited with their owners Alison Evans and Pam Byrne, as well as local Guide Dogs for the Blind fundraising branch organiser, and guide dog owner, Mick Etheridge and his guide dog Oscar.

They were there to receive a cheque for more than £2,000 for Guide Dogs for the Blind.

The money was raised by the NatWest team at a music night at The Meridian Centre, staged in aid of the charity.

More than 180 people were treated to an evening starring local bands -The Wayfarers, Marilyn and Andy, John Cave and Remnant.

Peacehaven branch manager Yvonne White said: “I’m delighted to be handing over this money to Guide Dogs for the Blind who provide such a fantastic and valuable service.

“It’s very important to my team and I that we play an active role in the community in which we all live and work.

“The music night gave us a wonderful opportunity to do this whilst having some fun at the same time. We can’t say a big enough ‘thank you’ to all those who came along and donated so generously.”

Guide dog owner Mick Etheridge continued: “I am very pleased to accept this cheque on behalf of our branch.

“A lot of hard work was put into making this music night such a success and it was all done voluntarily.

“I am a guide dog owner myself and if it wasn’t for donations like these Guide Dogs UK would not be able to support us.” or email: or 07766514161.