Sunday School pupils adopt puppy

The Sunday School Children with their 'Gizmos dinner money' collecting box.'Rear left to right'Sophie McCulloch holding youngest member Struan Graham, Sarah McClymont, Lizzie Mathews, Rachel Hamilton, Keara Bark, Lily McClymont, Campbell Graham'Front left to right'Catheryn Hamilton with baby sister Zara, Johnny Mathews (holding Gizmo's dinner money collection box), Robert Mathews, Caitlan McCulloch
The Sunday School Children with their 'Gizmos dinner money' collecting box.'Rear left to right'Sophie McCulloch holding youngest member Struan Graham, Sarah McClymont, Lizzie Mathews, Rachel Hamilton, Keara Bark, Lily McClymont, Campbell Graham'Front left to right'Catheryn Hamilton with baby sister Zara, Johnny Mathews (holding Gizmo's dinner money collection box), Robert Mathews, Caitlan McCulloch

After the children of Kirkmaiden Sunday School heard about the work of the National Institute for the Blind working dogs, the children were keen to get involved and adopt a puppy.

They were delighted to be allowed to Sponsor GIZMO a black Labrador puppy. They collect money each Sunday which is collected and sent away to help pay for the upkeep and training of their adopted puppy.

Margo Sponge, Kirkmaiden Sunday school superintendent said: “The children are so excited to have adopted Gizmo, and we even managed to have a visit from an identical black Labrador puppy of the same age as Gizmo who lives in the village. The money we collect each week is called “Gizmos dinner money” by the children and I suppose this is in part true. The photograph we had taken today is to be sent off to the Royal National Institute for the Blind who will forward it onto the couple who are training Gizmo. Although the children will never actually meet Gizmo as he will be a working dog, the trainers were keen to see who was actually sponsoring Gizmo.”