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Celebrate 50 years since winning the World Cup by naming two new Heroes.

25 Jul 2016

 Dave Corbett and Owen Bainbridge on there visit to National Breeding CentreGuide Dogs and the FA are teaming up in this historic year to help celebrate the triumph of one of the great sporting achievements in England.

The charity is asking members of the public to throw their support behind this fundraising initiative that will commemorate two English sporting icons and an unsung hero from the World Cup by visiting and helping to support someone living with sight loss get out and about on their terms.

The aim is to raise £10,000 to name two guide dog puppies. One will be named Pickles, after the dog who found the Jules Rimet trophy, which was stolen just before the World Cup began and the second dog will be called Bobby after two of the legendary players of that winning England team - Bobby Moore and Bobby Charlton.

Present to meet the two new dogs at the National Breeding Centre were Dave Corbett and his wife Heather, the owners of the ‘original’ Pickles, along with members of the England Partially Sighted Team.

Dave Corbett, Owen Bainbridge and Eleanor Brown holding a big cheque

Guide Dogs is always looking for people to play their part in supporting the work they do and a name is the first gift that a guide dog puppy receives. The Name a Puppy scheme plays a key role in helping raise vital funds for the work of the sight loss charity.