Newton house students at Peele Community College in Long Sutton welcomed two very special visitors recently.
Newton students had been fundraising for Medical Detection Dogs after choosing the charity as their cause for the year.
And last Friday Magic the medical detection dog and his owner Claire Moon were visitors to house assembly.
Magic has saved Claire’s life on numerous occasions and she could not be without him.
Type one diabetes sufferer Claire spoke to the students about the work that MDD do.
She hhas suffered with diabetes since the age of 13. Her body has lost its awareness of high and low blood sugar levels, leaving her dangerously close to going into comas without prior warning.
Magic now goes with Claire wherever she goes and has never failed to alert her when her levels drop and she needs assistance.
The Newton students are trying to raise £2,500, which means they will be able to name a Medical Detection puppy – they will call it Newton.
One Year 10 student Hollie Hopkisson came up with her own idea of making “doggy bandanas” to sell over the Christmas period. With all hands on deck, the orders came in thick and fast and just under £250 was raised.
Newton students were also set a competition to design a poster/information leaflet and Claire selected the winners who will now be rewarded with a trip to the MDD headquarters to learn how the dogs are trained and to meet some of the staff, puppies and owners.
The winning designers were: Jodie Rhodes, Lottie Turner, Kirsty Wattam, Charlie Rosendale, Jodie Lenton, Heather Ludlam, Grace Housden, Christina Coppard, Gypsy-Raine Robinson, Molly Southerland, Hollie Hopkisson and Kyra Haime.