BEXTON Primary School last week welcomed representatives from the charity Guide Dogs for the Blind, handing over a cheque for £2,500 following pupils’ fundraising efforts.

To raise the money, children – led by years three and four as part of the schools enterprise scheme – were sponsored to step into the shoes of people with visual impairments and take on some of the challenges they face daily.

They were blindfolded for the activities, which included being asked to recognise different foods through taste and texture alone, taking part in obstacle courses and guessing the contents of paintings through detailed description.

Margaret Thompson, a volunteer puppy walker from Mobberley, said: “We were overwhelmed by the amount of money the children had raised and would like to thank all their families and friends for supporting their fund raising day”

Margaret and fellow volunteer Suzie Dickens, along with their guide dog puppies Opal and May, received the cheque and were delighted that the school has managed to raise enough money to sponsor their own guide dog puppy, which will be named Bexton.