The death of Raymond Blamire Clarke will result in a new Guide Dog Puppy Raymond!
On 20 July 2015, following a fall at home, we were devastated by the news that Tim's father, Raymond, had passed away at the age of 92. Although not known as a dog lover, Oakley had won him over in the way only Oakley could! Raymond Blamire Clarke was a well-known church organist, particularly in the Bournemouth area.
It is therefore fitting that, as we have reached our target to "name a puppy", that our puppy will be named Raymond in his memory. We will continue to raise money for Guide Dogs, and our "Justgiving" page is still open. If you would like to give to the work of Guide Dogs via our fundraising page, then please click here: www.justgiving.com/guidedogoakley3.
Guide Dogs bring a whole new lease of life to people who are registered blind or visually impaired. They return independence and self-respect, allowing their owners the opportunity to lead a more normal life and get around safely on their own. To be able to raise enough money to name a puppy is a tremendous honour, and we are delighted that we can now name a puppy to remember Tim's dad. He would have been so proud.
At the moment (Feb 2016) we understand that a litter of suitable pups has recently been born. We are eagerly awaiting the news that a suitable puppy has taken on the name. Apparently, no Guide Dog has ever been named Raymond before!