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Published on : Saturday, November 16, 2013
The train operator has pledged to deliver hundreds of items every fortnight to Pathfinder Dogs, which trains German Shepherd puppies as guides for blind people across the UK, as well as caring for retired guiding dogs.
ScotRail will provide the Hamilton-based charity with sheets with marks or stains that cannot be removed during industrial washing.
It will also donate complimentary micro-fibre hand towels that are not taken away by Sleeper customers following their journeys.
Anne Royle, who founded Pathfinder Dogs in 2003 and is blind herself, said: “This is a wonderful new scheme for our charity, which will help us invest even more in training and caring for our dogs.
“They all love the new bedding and the towels come in really handy for drying them after their walks, especially at this time of year.”
Director Pat Callaghan, who manages corporate social responsibility for ScotRail, said: “We maintain the highest standards of cleanliness on the Sleeper, which results in us having a surplus of used, but re-usable, bedding and towels.
“It’s great to know that we can help offer warmth and comfort for Pathfinder’s dogs and save the charity money in the process.
“The project reflects our aim to be more than just a railway operator, by helping to improve Scottish society.”
Source:- Scot Rail