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The cost of a guide dog for life is £50,000 and that is the target that has been set by Castrol in its Pedal for Paws fundraising campaign recently launched by Laura Turnham, the blind-paralympic cyclist. Since its launch there has been a variety of money-raising activities, including cycle rides, cake selling and the boss of Castrol UK dressing up as a puppy, as well as donations of hospitality at BSB rounds by Tony Scott of the Triumph Triple Challenge and the Ace Café. As of today, £48,000 has been raised, with a one-week charity auction on EBay, commencing on 6 September, making a significant contribution. There’s still time to bid!
Items up for auction include a signed iPad cover and sailing jersey from Sir Ben Ainslie, the five-times Olympic-medal-winning sailor, a signed Alan Shearer football, signed Arsene Wenger Arsenal shirt, plus various baseball caps signed by Mark Webber, Sebastian Vettel, Kimi Raikkonen and Lewis Hamilton. The auction closes tomorrow (Thursday) at 2.30 pm and can be found at
The money raised will be given to Guide Dogs for the Blind.