The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association

Guide dogs bring hope and happiness back into the lives of people who are blind or partially sighted

Registered Charity Number: 209617, SC038979

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    Guide dog owner Dave and his loyal guide dog Quince

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    Sleeping pup Monty

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    Guide dog mum and pup

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    Pledger Christine with guide dog Rex



“You have lifted me out of a bottomless pit of despair. You have guided me out of harm’s way, and you have guided me back into my life. You are more than ‘just’ my guide dog. You are my mate, my saviour and dare I say it…my hero.”

This is Rachel’s message to her guide dog Samson. Guide Dogs creates life-changing partnerships just like Rachel and Samson’s. For the past 80 years Guide Dogs has been giving people back their confidence, freedom and independence by training and providing world-class guide dogs. This enables them to do what so many of us take for granted.

Over 180,000 people who are blind or partially-sighted in the UK rarely leave home alone, so we are hard at work giving more people the opportunities to live life to the full.

Every year we change so many lives and we promise to provide every one of our guide dog owners with a guide dog for as long as they need one. With no government funding this is a big promise to keep, and it’s why we depend on people like you to keep this incredible service running. Gifts in Wills are vital to us; in fact two out of every three guide dogs are made possible thanks to these gifts.

Our vision

We will not rest until people who are blind and partially sighted can enjoy the same freedom of movement as everyone else. Guide Dogs needs to create a third more partnerships by 2020, and with support from people like you, this can be achieved.

Find out more about our guide dog service, other areas of our work, and the ways in which you can support us, including leaving a gift in your Will.


Contact Us

The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association Hillfields
Reading Road
Burghfield Common


Phone: 0800 953 0113
Fax: 0118 983 6326

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December 2015 December 2014
Total Income £103,700,000 £101,100,000
Total Expenditure £104,400,000 £94,000,000

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