Forward Magazine

Forward is Guide Dogs’ flagship magazine for supporters, clients and the general public. First published in 1943, each edition is packed with news, events and stories about the amazing people and dogs involved with us, from owners and volunteers to trainers and fundraisers.

Get in touch with the editor of Forward to submit your story ideas or your feedback. Email or write to Forward, Guide Dogs, Hillfields, Burghfield Common, Reading, RG7 3YG.

You can read past editions of Forward magazine in the Forward archive.

Summer Forward 2017

To reflect all the recent hot weather, the Summer 2017 edition of Forward magazine is a scorcher!

Steve Vaid introduces the magazine by talking about his highlights as our Acting Chief Executive, and our new Chief Executive, who starts in September, is revealed.

The cover stars are Louise Jenkins and her guide dog, Trinity. Louise took home the Inspirational Guide Dog Owner Award, as chosen by ITV This Morning viewers, at our Guide Dogs Annual Awards. You can read about all the award winners on pages 12 and 13, and there are plenty of photos from the glittering occasion!

On page 11, you can learn how Guide Dogs’ services for children and young people with sight loss are helping eight-year-old Remi. Plus, CustomEyes member Lauren got a surprise from David Walliams on World Book Day – find out what he did on page 11.

9313 Forward Summer 2017 Online 1Former England footballer Dave Thomas tells how his first guide dog, Hannah, has changed his life on page 16. And you can find out how to help us provide more guide dogs like Hannah by getting involved with Guide Dogs Week this year – see page 19.

There’s also a fascinating bit of history on page 25 as we bring you a story from the early 1960s of how a guide dog puppy got her name.

We hope you enjoy reading this edition of your magazine – and don’t forget to let us know what you think of it:

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