Name the Queensgate Pup!

On the 1 January, we em-’barked’ on a new Charity Partnership with The Guide Dogs of the Blind Association for 2021.

Whilst we have been open for essential retail only so far this year we have been supporting the charity remotely, and in an exciting bit of news from we have now sponsored a guide dog puppy of our own!

The Guide Dogs of the Blind Association – who work to help blind and partially sighted people across the UK through the provision of guide dogs, mobility and other rehabilitation services – offer the opportunity to sponsor a guide dog puppy from six-weeks-old. After 24 months of training, the sponsored pup will then begin to support a blind or partially sighted person here in the UK.

While we sit firmly on the waiting list and await notification of their puppy’s arrival, which is expected in May of this year, we are asking you to help name our pup!

The Queensgate team have compiled the following shortlist of their favourites, and you can now vote for the best boy and girl name for our pup!

Girls:

  • Cath
  • Daisy
  • Edith
  • Luna
  • Mable
  • Poppy
  • Queenie
  • Regina
  • Ruby

Boys:

  • Buddy
  • Cephas
  • Frank
  • Fred
  • Gately
  • Hugo
  • John
  • Quentin
  • Quinn
  • Reggie

The poll is open until 11.59pm on Tuesday 6 April – giving everyone plenty of ‘paws’ for thought – and the randomly selected winner will receive a £150 shopping centre gift card, plus a ‘doggy bag’ of goodies from The Guide Dogs of the Blind Association.

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Once the newly-named pooch has reached six-weeks-old the team will be kept informed with regular ‘Pupdates’ and report cards, which will be shared with followers and visitors of the shopping centre.

And when it’s safe to do so, the team will also get opportunity to meet the pup, so shoppers will no doubt see him or her exploring the shopping centre later this year as part of their training!

Find out more about The Guide Dogs of the Blind Association at https://www.guidedogs.org.uk/.