Burnley woman embarks on 100 mile charity walk in aid of Guide Dogs

Lindsay McGaffin who is setting-off on a 100-mile sponsored walk for Guide Dogs.
Lindsay McGaffin who is setting-off on a 100-mile sponsored walk for Guide Dogs.

A Burnley woman is embarked on a 100 mile walk from the Yorkshire Dales to the west coast in aid of the Guide Dogs charity on Sunday.

Lindsay McGaffin (60) set off from Grassington on Sunday and will reach her destination in Barrow-in-Furness the following Saturday night.

Lindsay, who works as a receptionist at Oakmount Veterinary Centre, is completing the walk during her week off and says she chose the Guide Dogs charity after falling in love with them through her work.

She said: “With me working at the vets I see a lot of guide dogs coming in.

“With their owners obviously being blind they need to come in for regular check ups to make sure they’re at full health and can continue to support their owners.

“They really are marvellous dogs and I’m just doing what I can.”

During the walk, Lindsay will be stopping in areas including Settle, Kirkby Lonsdale and Newbry Bridge.

If you would like to sponsor Lindsay on her long journey then you can pop into Oakmount Veterinary Centre on Trafalgar Street, or you can visit her Just Giving page at www.justgiving.com/Oakmount-Veterinary-Centre1