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Guide Dogs’ national coffee morning

On Saturday, 5 October 2002, for the third year running, Real Coffee experts Douwe Egberts, is sponsoring Guide Dogs’ National Coffee Morning. All over the country people are being encouraged to raise a cup of quality coffee in support of Guide Dogs. It is hoped that the fundraising total of £120,000 (gross) achieved last year will be beaten in 2002.

A Coffee Morning Kit has been created to get people started. It is full of useful items including a free pack of Douwe Egbert’s coffee, celebrity recipes as well as posters and leaflets to support the event. The charity would like to hear from members of the public, or organisations interested in hosting a coffee morning.

Geraldine Peacock, Chief Executive of The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association, said: “It costs £10 a day to breed, train and support each guide dog - that’s 10,000 days paid for through last year’s coffee morning events. But with some 5,000 guide dog owners needing a new dog on average every seven years, we need another instant fundraising success in 2002. We are thrilled with Douwe Egberts’ continued support”.

If you would like more information about this year’s Douwe Egberts National Coffee Morning, please contact Guide Dogs’ fundraising department at Hillfields, Burghfield Common, Reading, Berkshire, RG7 3YG, (tel: 0118 983 8207) or register online at