Guide Dogs

Picture of Cynthia Medhurst.


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Guide Dogs for the Blind was Cynthia's favourite charity dating back over 35 years (when a Blue Peter puppy was walked by a local Leicester woman). In recent years Cynthia became a puppy walker herself with Ruby (2007), Kimber (2008), Belvoir (2009) and Ruby (2011) and would often be seen with these puppies out walking with husband, John, or fundraising at local shopping centres.

Cynthia had a strong Christian faith attending South Wigston Congregational Church and for the last two decades Knighton Evangelical Free Church (where she worked in the office for almost a decade until retirement). She has three children and four grandchildren and was the daughter of Oadby & Wigston's first mayor, Fred Bennett.

Cynthia's family thanks you for any contribution you choose to make towards her fifth guide dog puppy!


Added by: Andrew Medhurst on 6 September 2011.




Lottie Medhurst writes [2 March 2012]:

Grandma was a kind loving lady. She had an AMAZING smile and she had the power to make everyone laugh no matter how down they were feeling!

We'll miss you Grandma but we'll never forget you! <3

Love always,

Lottie xxx



Lottie Medhurst writes [2 March 2012]:

Grandma was a kind and loving lady.
I remember when I came up to leicester one evening quite late and she made me a big plate of chips and she would set up the rumicub and we would all play together!

I love you and you'll always be with me forever!



Andrew Medhurst writes [26 November 2011]:

Many thanks to everyone at Knighton Evangelical Free Church who on Saturday 26 November who will be participating in a cyclathon from 8am. 874 miles (John O'Groats to Lands End equivalent). Hoping to raise the final £1,000 for Cynthia's first puppy.

Mum would be very happy....



Richard Thompson writes [18 October 2011]:

Cynthia was my Leicester 'mum'. We ache with the loss but know she is wth her Lord and Saviour.



Tony Donnelly writes [13 September 2011]:

Cynthia was a wonderfull lady who loved being assoiated with the guide dogs and will no be missed so much. We will all miss that wonderfull smile so much . God Bless



Helen & Phil Cookes writes [6 September 2011]:

You shall be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water whose waters do not fail.
Your love and laughter will be never ending.



Brenda Weaver writes [6 September 2011]:

I met Cynthia and John at a hotel in Westleton when i stayed there with my guide dog puppy tex and a retired guide dog maxie I was sorry to hear of her passing and send my condolscences to the family



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