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Guide Dogs gets set to honour its volunteers for Volunteers’ Week 2016!

20 May 2016

This Volunteers’ Week 2016, we will celebrate the herioc contribution that our volunteers make to our life-changing work.

Volunteers’ Week 2016 starts on 1 June and runs until 12 June – it’s been extended so it ends on the Patron’s Lunch. The lunch marks Her Majesty the Queen’s lifetime of service to more than 600 charities and organisations to which she is Patron.

We are truly grateful for the 19 million hours our amazing volunteers give us each year to help more people with sight loss live the life they choose.

Throughout the week, we’ll be profiling and thanking a series of Guide Dogs volunteers on our Facebook page. Volunteers like Nathan Edge, from Mansfield, who lost the last of his useful sight aged just 19. He’s now partnered with guide dog, Hudson, and is fundraising to name a guide dog puppy.

Nathan is Nottinghamshire’s My Guide Leader, acting as a contact point for other volunteers, and those who use our My Guide service.

Check out Guide Dogs’ Facebook page from 1 June to see if you, or anyone you know, will be featured!



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Image of guide dog owner Nathan walking his guide dog Hudson

Guide dog owner Nathan and his guide dog Hudson


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