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
Reading

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    Guide dog owner Dave and his loyal guide dog Quince

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    Pledger Christine with guide dog Rex

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“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 – just one of the many life-changing partnerships created by Guide Dogs. For over 80 years Guide Dogs has been giving people back their confidence, freedom and independence by training and providing world-class guide dogs. This enables people who are blind or partially-sighted to do what so many of us take for granted.

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

Every year we create hundreds of new partnerships and change so many lives. We also make a promise; to provide every one of our guide dog owners with a guide dog for as long as they need one. This is a big promise to keep, and relies on the continued support and generous donations from people like you. Gifts left in Wills are a vital part of helping us keep this promise well into the future.

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 aim is to create 1,000 partnerships a year 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.

Visit www.guidedogs.org.uk

 

Contact Us

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

Reading
RG7 3YG

Phone: 0118 983 5555
Fax: 0118 983 6326
Email:

http://www.guidedogs.org.uk/life

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December 2016 December 2015
Total Income £107,000,000 £103,700,000
Total Expenditure £101,700,000 £104,400,000

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