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Will David Cameron Walk the Walk?

18 Jul 2014

Guide Dogs calls for the Prime Minister to do a blindfold walk.

Over 5,000 people have signed a petition calling for David Cameron to do a blindfold walk to find out about the hazards and difficulties that people with sight loss face when they walk down our cluttered streets.

Guide Dogs handed in the petition, which was signed by 5,287 people, to 10 Downing Street yesterday. The petition is to support the Guide Dogs Streets Ahead campaign, which is calling for improvements to street design and for the removal of street clutter, to help people with visual impairment get out and about in their local area.

James White, Campaigns Manager at Guide Dogs said:

"Badly designed streets, poorly thought-out road crossings and street clutter such as cars parked on pavements can all prevent people living with visual impairment from getting out and about independently. We'd like David Cameron to do a blindfold walk with one of our guide dogs to experience these problems at first hand."

The petition was launched in March this year after David Amess MP challenged David Cameron on shared surface streets in Parliament. The petition was handed in by the Guide Dogs Campaign Team, Rob Ellis and trainee guide dog Alfie, Gavin Hageman, Georgia Collins and her guide dog Tara, and Martin Horwood MP.

Find out more about the campaign by signing up for our campaigns updates or by visiting our website.



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The Guide Dogs Campaign Team, Rob Ellis and trainee guide dog Alfie, Gavin Hageman, Georgia Collins and her guide dog Tara, and Martin Horwood MP outside No. 10 Downing Street.