The friend in need - Paul and Yancy

The friend in need - Paul and Yancy

Paul and his partner Nikki were heading into town one evening. At a pedestrian crossing, Nikki stepped out but Yancy held Paul back. Seconds later Nikki was hit by a car and hurled 30 feet down the road. Paul feared the worst, but despite the panic all around, Yancy led him straight to Nikki and helped both of them stay calm while they waited for help to arrive. Nikki said: “If Paul hadn’t had Yancy he would have relied on my judgement and would have crossed with me. They waited for the ambulance and then she led him to find our friends across a very busy town centre. They both must have been in a state of shock, but she led him without any distraction.”

You and your dog can be a hero for Guide Dogs too. Take part in a Dogs Unite event near you or why not gather together your friends, family or colleagues and organise your own sponsored walk to raise vital funds that will make a life-changing difference to those with sight loss – it really is as easy as a walk in the park!

Paul and his guide dog Yancy