Peninsula families help with Paw Knock Appeal
Knock knock ... Kylie Howland and children Talia and Alex, of Margate, will doorknock for the Guide Dogs Pawknock Appeal.
MARGATE: ANIMAL lovers and community-minded people such as Kylie Howland and her children will pound the streets for a worthy canine cause this week. Ms Howland and her children Alex,10, and Talia,13, are part of the legion of more than 2500 Queenslanders who have volunteered to collect for Guide Dogs Queensland’s Pawknock Appeal. The Pawknock Appeal runs until Sunday, with volunteers ``paw-knocking’’ on the doors of neighbours, colleagues and local businesses. GDQ spokeswoman Donna Hurley said money raised by the Pawknock Appeal directly benefited Guide Dog services, ensuring the association could continue to provide the service at no charge to Queenslanders who were blind and vision-impaired. ``It costs $25,000 to breed and train every Guide Dog, yet the association receives no government funding towards its services,’’ Ms Hurley said. ``We’ve already received wonderful support right across the state and we can’t thank our volunteers and donors enough for their generosity.’’ She said the appeal helped to keep 90 guide dog users in the service. Ms Hurley said the Pawknock volunteers received a special Pawknock kit and could be identified by official Pawknock identification badges. To donate online to the Pawknock Appeal go to http://www.guidedogsqld.com.au/.
This was the story from out local paper, thank goodness its a good photo!! I was really impressed with the photographer that came to take our photo for the paper, he was really fun & took the time to make sure we didn't look like dills!! We door-knocked in our little street this morning & got a grand total of $70, nearly every house gave us a donation!! So we are very pleased with our little contribution, after all every little bit helps.