A TROOP of blindfolded volunteers have taken to Prestatyn High Street to raise the profile of the trials faced by the blind and visually impaired.

Cllr Gerry Frobisher, mayor of Prestatyn and Meliden joined those taking part in a Guide Dogs for the Blind Blindfold Cane Walk to highlight to experience first hand the difficulties people who have sight issues face while trying navigate a busy town centre.

Cllr Frobisher said: "It is wonderful work the Guide Dogs Wales do for people who have vision impairment.

"It was quite scary not being able to see where I was going, and what was in front of me.

"When the cane hit an object I felt really vulnerable to falling or hurting myself."

During the walk, organised by Guide Dog Cymru, the mayor was helped by Jane Roberts, rehabilitation officer for the visually repaired for charity Guide Dogs Wales.

Guide Dog Cymru provides life-changing mobility services to adults, children and young people with sight loss throughout Wales.

The 45 minute walk began with instruction from Ms Roberts at Prestatyn Library on King's Avenue, before attendees were led around the High Street and back to the library.