Churchill Academy

Introducing ‘Churchill’ our guide dog puppy

Last year, Churchill Academy & Sixth Form supported fundraising activities to raise money to sponsor a guide dog. The project was spear-headed by A-level student Emily Hurst, who as part of the fundraising, spent a day blindfolded in school to raise awareness of people in the UK living with sight loss.

After successfully raising over £5000, we have just been introduced to Churchill, the puppy we’ve been able to sponsor as a result of all of the work that Emily and the rest of the Churchill community contributed.

Churchill was born on 30th December and has been placed with a Puppy Walker which is the start of his journey to become a guide dog. We look forward to hearing regular updates about Churchill.

“We are absolutely delighted to receive a picture of Churchill,” said Chris Hildrew, Headteacher. “It makes me very proud to think that someone with a visual impairment will have their quality of life improved by the kindness and determination of our Academy community.” Mr Hildrew also paid tribute to Emily Hurst, who led the campaign: “Emily is a true credit to the Academy: her selflessness and leadership has been instrumental in achieving this wonderful outcome. I’d like to offer my thanks on behalf of all of us for everything she has done.”