I have been down in London doing a bit of stand-up, a few auditions and also about to read the script for Life’s Too Short, written by Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant. But that’s not what this post is about…
While staying in London, I’ve been put up by the lovely Margo Cargill, an incredibly talented actress, who you might have seen recently in White Van Man, as the blind woman who catches her painters and decorators stealing her sofa.
Well, Margo is blind in real life and her guide dog, Enya, has just been diagnosed with cancer. I am living with Margo at the moment and have seen the amazing work Guide Dogs are doing with her as an association. Not only did they train Margo and Enya up to work together and thereby give Margo a level of mobility she hadn’t known since losing her sight but now they are providing support and training for Margo to help her get around without her dog (as the cancer means Enya was retired on the spot). Also they have accompanied Margo to every vet visit and will cover the cost of Enya’s surgery.
I want to give something back to this fabulous organisation and encourage other’s to do the same. For the people who rely on their dogs for their mobility deserve to be supported and thought of, so they can access their mobility and independence.
A small donation of any amount will really help. Enya’s surgery alone will cost £4000 and if something positive can come from this, I hope it is a better understanding and awareness of guide dogs and the Guide Dog Association. Let’s raise some funds for them as a thank you to Enya for her solid work as a guiding dog for the past 8 years and show our support to Margo, who is one of the most talented people I know and everyone else who might use a Guide Dog to get around.
Click to see a section from White Van Man, starring Margo Cargill (just if you’re curious)