The charity Guide Dogs is appealing to businesses in Edinburgh to give a home to one of its life-size dog collection boxes.

Anyone interested in helping to raise vital funds by displaying one of the distinctive boxes is being encouraged to get in touch with the charity.

Community Fundraiser Anne Rowse said, “Each collection box can hold up to 7,000 coins, raising an average of £400 each year for Guide Dogs.

“It costs £5 to support a working guide dog for one day so every coin that goes in really does make a huge difference.

“Guide Dogs relies on donations and it’s only through the support of local public and business communities that we can continue our life-changing work helping people with sight loss.

“These collection boxes do well near check-outs and unlike real dogs don’t require any exercise.

“We would love to hear from anyone who can give one of our collection boxes a new home. It couldn’t be simpler as we will deliver it and empty it once it’s full too.”

If you would like a Guide Dogs collection box for your business, please email Anne.Rowse@guidedogs.org.uk or call the Edinburgh Mobility Team on 0345 143 0203.