Nottingham Trent’s Students’ Union has raised a staggering £17,000 for the charity Guide Dogs.

From hosting “puppy rooms” to sleeping on the streets, students have pulled out all the stops to raise money for their four-legged friends, in particular a puppy they were allowed to name – Puppy Trent.

Lizzy Kelly, vice president of activities at NTSU, said: “The money raised goes towards Puppy Trent’s account so that we can support him through his training and on to help someone with a visual impairment.”

The union has pledged to raise £50,000 – the amount it costs to support a guide dog throughout its lifetime.

Kelly France, an engagement officer at Guide Dogs Nottinghamshire, said: “We are extremely grateful to Nottingham Trent University.

“They help to raise awareness of our charity and highlight the difference that a guide dog can make to someone who has sight loss.”