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Guide Dog Mac, Golden Retriever, is sitting down outside on grass and is looking at the camera.

Barnstaple fundraising group reaches £13,000 milestone for Guide Dogs

Local fundraisers in Barnstaple have won recognition this week for raising £13,000, funding a guide dog into a partnership with someone with sight loss. Thanks to these hard-working volunteers, guide dog Mac (pictured) is now fully funded to support someone with sight loss for her working dog career.

It costs around £55,000 to breed, train and support a guide dog throughout their life...

Some Guide Dogs fluffy soft toys on a merchandise stand.

Could you volunteer for your local Guide Dogs fundraising group?

The local branch of sight loss charity Guide Dogs is looking for new volunteers in the Torbay area.

They’re looking for people to join the local fundraising group, which organises community events and collections to help raise much-needed funds.

The charity relies on donations to keep its vital services running and has local fundraising groups across the country. This means...

Maria Nolan and Sophie Page present the fundraising cheque to Guide Dogs volunteer Di Hatchett and g

Devon Girl’s Fundraising Success for Squad and Guide Dogs

Devon Girls Golf Team Captain Sophie Page arranged a very successful fundraising golf day last summer to raise money for the Devon Girls Fund and Guide Dogs.

The day was co-organised between Colin Thomas, Sophie and Hannah Stephens (Devon Girls Team Manager), the Devon Girls squad and parents who assisted in the lead up and on the day.

Thanks to the efforts of everyone who took...

Okehampton Guide Dogs donation to support local people living with sight loss

Barratt David Wilson Homes Exeter is delighted to announce a generous donation of £1,500 to the Okehampton and District Guide Dogs Fundraising Group, underscoring the leading homebuilder’s commitment to the local community.

The Okehampton and District Guide Dogs Fundraising Group raises money for Guide Dogs South West, the regional branch of the UK's leading guide dog charity....

A group of people stand outside at Saltram listening to the instructor

Saltram House and Guide Dogs team up to provide accessible visits for people with sight loss

Guide Dogs and Saltram House collaborated recently to improve the visitor experience for visitors to the property who have a vision impairment.

Last month, 13 members of staff and volunteers from the National Trust property situated on the outskirts of Plymouth received expert training and advice from Guide Dogs’ My Sighted Guide service.

Guide Dogs is currently piloting this...

Lynda Palmer with her award standing with Jamie Hambro, Guide Dogs Chairman

National Award for Habilitation Specialist working with children with vision impairment

A Habilitation Specialist who teaches skills to children and young people who have a vision impairment has won a national award.

Habilitation Specialist Lynda Palmer was the winner of the Hambro award for innovation at the Guide Dogs charity’s People Awards on 10 November. The ceremony took place at the Guide Dogs Reading Hub and was hosted by actor Charlie Cox.


Redrow sales consultant Louise Azimi with the Okehampton & District Guide Dogs Fundraising group (Ri

Redrow Supports the Okehampton and District Guide Dogs Fundraising Group

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Redrow has provided a generous donation to The Okehampton and District Guide Dogs Fundraising Group, who work in partnership with Guide Dogs South West.

Established in 1934, Guide Dogs is a longstanding association which provides mobility for the blind and partially sighted. Their primary research areas are in canine science and behavioural science, the charity taking equal care in...

Could you look after a life-changing puppy for a year?

You may well have heard of Guide Dogs, we’re a national charity working to ensure that people with a visual impairment do not lose their independence. There are around 2 million people in the UK living with sight loss, and all experience a different level of vision and mobility. We offer a range of mobility services to help people keep their independence, and have an amazing number of...