Caernarfon Castle celebrates Guide Dogs week

Thursday 01 October 2015

Caernarfon Castle will be lit up in blue and white on Friday October 2 to mark the start of Guide Dogs Week (October 3-11).

  • Picture of Caernarfon Castle © Mel Parry

    Caernarfon Castle © Mel Parry

  • Picture of Caernarfon Castle © Mel Parry

    Caernarfon Castle © Mel Parry

  • Picture of Caernarfon Castle © Mel Parry

    Caernarfon Castle © Mel Parry

  • Picture of Caernarfon Castle © Mel Parry

    Caernarfon Castle © Mel Parry

Cadw has given special permission for the Guide Dogs Cymru logo to be projected onto the castle walls to herald a week of special events raising money for the charity.

These start with an evening walk around the castle on October 2. The event, dubbed Dogs Unite, will see pets dressed up as canine superheroes to raise money for Guide Dogs Cymru.

Owners are invited to meet in the Harbour Trust car park at 6pm, and will receive a free cape for their dog if they register in advance at the Guide Dogs website.

Jacquie Hughes-Jones, Community Fundraiser for Guide Dogs Cymru in North Wales, said: “Caernarfon Castle is recognised the world over as an iconic symbol of Wales, staunch and majestic. We wanted to remind people in Gwynedd that the guide dog service, like the castle, is here to stay.”

Throughout Guide Dogs Week, Arriva will be holding bucket collections on 32 of its “talking” buses, which feature audio-visual announcements to help blind and partially sighted passengers. The money collected will go towards Arriva’s target of £5,000 to name a guide dog puppy.