Wayne David MP met with staff, volunteers and puppies from the charity Guide Dogs to receive a Christmas gift, to thank him for his support this year.
The charity set up a makeshift grotto in Parliament to hand out messages of thanks to Wayne David and other MP who have supported the charity in 2017. The gift, a miniature stocking, was filled with Christmas messages from people from the Caerphilly constituency highlighting Guide Dogs’ campaign for a national law on pavement parking.
Wayne David commented: “It was a pleasure to meet the guide dog pups in training and receive my thank you stocking from Guide Dogs.
“Pavement parking is a real problem in Caerphilly. Not only does it pose a danger to people with sight loss, it is a potentially dangerous obstacle for wheelchair and mobility scooter users as well as people with pushchairs.”
Speaking after the Wayne David received his gift, Guide Dogs Campaigns Manager James White said: “We are very grateful for all of the support that Members of Parliament give to Guide Dogs.
“As well as saying thank you to Wayne for his help this year, we used this opportunity to raise awareness about the dangers of parking on pavements and to call for a change in the law.”
In the above photo of Wayne at the makeshift grotto, he can be seen with puppy walker Lynn and five-month-old guide dog puppy Barnaby.