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Every hour, another person in the UK goes blind. When someone loses their sight, we're here to make sure they don't lose their freedom as well.

We've made a lifetime promise to provide every one of our guide dog owners with a guide dog for as long as they need one. A gift in your Will could guarantee a blind or partially sighted person's independence and freedom long into the future.

Dianne Woodford has been partnered with her guide dog, Hattie, since 2008. She says, "Guide Dogs made a huge difference to my life. It means I can be a Mum again and take my children to school, without having to rely on anybody else. That means so much to me".

Guide Dogs currently supports 4,700 guide dog partnerships in the UK. Every year we create over 800 new guide dog partnerships, and for 40% of our clients, this is their first life-changing guide dog partnership.

Guide Dogs currently supports 4,800 guide dog partnerships in the UK. Every year we create over 800 new guide dog partnerships, and for 40% of our clients, this is their first life-changing guide dog partnership.

  • Cost to breed and care for a newborn guide dog puppy - £3,100
  • Cost to see a potential guide dog through puppy walking - £5,100
  • Cost to provide a guide dog with basic early stage training with one of our Guide Dog Trainers - £14,500
  • Cost to take a guide dog through advanced training with a Guide Dog Mobility Instructor - £ 11,200
  • Cost to provide partnership training for a guide dog with their new owner - £3,300
  • Cost to provide ongoing support to a working guide dog and their owner - £13,200

A gift in your Will, of whatever you can spare, makes a difference for years to come. The guide dog service receives no government funding and relies on the generosity and foresight of people like you, who want to help us train and support more guide dogs to enable people like Dianne to lead an independent life.

 




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"Guide Dogs made a huge difference to my life. It means I can be a Mum again and take my children to school, without having to rely on anybody else. That means so much to me."

Dianne Woodford, on her guide dog Hattie