COTEBROOK Shire Horse Centre is now being used to train guide dogs and is offering a helping hand in raising money for the cause as well.
Guide dogs are brought to the centre, a working stud farm near Tarporley by puppy walkers in hope that they become accustomed to being around people and other animals.
Janet King, a fundraiser for the Guide Dogs For The Blind Association, said: “It is really lovely to see the dogs being trained around the centre.
“It’s a great way of socialising them as they can mingle with our visitors as well as meeting our shire horses, otters, sheep, pigs and chickens.”
Former Home Secretary David Blunkett launched the national fundraising scheme for the charity last week.
The centre is also collecting ink cartridges and old mobiles phones at the centre’s Lakeside Cafe, to also help raise money for the charity from the recycling.
Alistair King, who runs the centre alongside wife Janet, said: “It costs people nothing to help a charity in this way and helps to protect the environment.”
The centre is open to visitors daily.