PUPPY Rolo proved himself a firm favourite when he visited children at a Sunderland school.
The four-month-old black labrador went along to meet his sponsors – the pupils at Argyle House School.
Rolo, who is being looked after by a puppywalker, will eventually be trained to become a guide dog and the children were delighted to see him.
Over the past two years, Argyle House has chosen Guide Dogs for the Blind as one of its charities, and the children, parents and staff have raised more than £5,100 for the cause.
A spokeswoman for the school said: “The children were given the chance to choose a name for the puppy and to follow his progress.
“Everyone was so excited about finally being able to meet Rolo after all the hard work to raise the money for him.
“He was taken around the school, into the classrooms, so pupils could see what the money has been spent on.”