A Corsham puppy will be included in the "12 Guide Dogs of Christmas" virtual calendar.

From December 1 to 12 Guide Dogs will be featuring a variety of their four-legged fundraising dogs online to help raise much-needed funds.

Corsham puppy walker Janice Boswell was overjoyed when she found out that her puppy, 11 month old labradoodle Pancho, had been picked to feature on day five of the charity's major fundraising campaign.

She said: "We are a very active branch and are used to being out and about meeting the public, visiting schools, local groups, attending fetes and holding fundraising events. We've really missed the interaction with the public this year and the dogs are missing it too!

"We understand that times are tough at the moment, but if you can spare anything, you can make a donation to the Chippenham group at www.justgiving.com/fundraising/chippenhamguidedogs"

Pam White, fundraising manager at Guide Dogs added: “Over the last few months our wonderful fundraising volunteers have been unable to get our and meet the public at collections and events with their friendly fundraising dogs who for many are the face of Guide Dogs in their local communities. Whilst it is still difficult for our fundraising groups to venture out this December, they still want to fundraise for Guide Dogs. Many of these volunteers are guide dog owners and service users who really understand and value the work Guide Dogs does for them personally and for so many across the UK.

"This new collection centring around the theme of the 12 days of Christmas, brings together volunteers Perth to Plymouth and everywhere in between to fundraise safely and showcase 12 of their gorgeous dogs in a virtual advent calendar. They are determined to raise enough to fund 12 new life-changers this Christmas and we really hope everyone will get behind them and support with donations and fundraising activities.’

For more information please visit www.guidedogs.org.uk/12-dogs-of-christmas