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Bringing you all the latest news from Guide Dogs Cymru as well as features from our staff, volunteers and guide dog owners.


Talking Buses launched in Bangor

North Wales guide dog owners Buddug Talking Buses launched in BangorLloyd-Jones and Elfyn Evans, with their dogs Freya and Bruce, were among the first to try out a new fleet of talking buses launched in Bangor in March 2014.
Arriva Buses Wales unveiled 15 state-of-the-art new single deckers to run between Llandudno and Caernarfon, providing passengers with audible and visual information about the next stop and final destination of the bus.

Read more about these Talking Buses


Do you live near the coast?

Porthcawl BeachGuide Dog Mobility Instructor, Lisa McDonald, has reported instances of a dangerous substance being washed up at Porthcawl, Ogmore and a number of other Welsh beaches.
The mixture of palm oil and detergent appears as a thick white substance, and can be fatal to dogs if eaten.

Please be careful when walking or free running guide dogs and puppies.


Swansea guide dog attack

Julie -and -gwen 170Guide Dogs Cymru is calling for a change in the law after a guide dog was attacked and injured just yards from her owner's home.

Julie Rees, of Swansea, screamed for help as a loose dog flew at black Labrador Gwen, who was working and in harness. The attacker clamped its jaws around the guide dog's throat as she yelped in pain.

Read more about the attack on guide dog Gwen


Pontypool RFC and Guide Dogs Cymru - a great team!

Pontypool 220Pontypool RFC has chosen Guide Dogs Cymru as its charity of the season. Christian Hyde and his guide dog Sasha went along to Pontypool Park to meet club captain Luke Dyckhoff, launching the club's bid to raise enough money to Name a Puppy by the end of the season. Fans will have the final say on the name - but what will it be?

Read more about Pontypool RFC and Guide Dogs Cymru


February Guide Dogs Cymru Newsletter

Cymru Newsletter February 2014 PDF 833kb

Highlights: Pat on the back for service delivery, volunteering, news, fundraising, campaigns updates and events local to you.


Are you up for the challenge?

Ianjenkyn190x143If you’re aiming for a healthier lifestyle, why not target a Guide Dogs Cymru challenge?

Throughout the year there are Guide Dogs challenge events to match all levels and abilities.




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