Changing lives every day

Every second of every day, our amazing partnerships are helping people who are visually impaired get back where they want to be in life.

From starting a dream job to getting to the shops independently for the first time in years, Guide Dogs is enabling people to experience truly life-changing moments every day. Here are just a few of them.



Liam now has the independent life he always dreamed of

Growing up with serious sight problems, 19-year-old Liam spent most of his childhood alone in his room with only the TV for company. Liam could never have imagined that one day he’d be confident enough to travel all across the country by himself to meet up with his friends.

Read Liam and Irwin’s story


Emily is a step closer to her dreams

Emily with her guide dog Unity

Emily celebrates the end of her second year exams at university. She is studying English and wants to become a children’s author after she graduates. Her guide dog, Unity, has been with her since she was 18, giving her the confidence to study, meet new friends and even become a campus guide for other students.

Read Emily and Unity's story


Dereks whole world opens up

63-year-old Derek has weekly trips with Lynda, his My Guide volunteer, which have helped to free him from the isolation he began to feel as his sight deteriorated. My Guide is a new service from Guide Dogs that matches volunteers with blind or partially sighted people to enable them to get out and about more easily.

Read Derek and Lynda's story


Hetal spends precious time with her son Jordan

Hetal and her guide dog Nessie

Hetal and her husband Will love taking their 15-month-old son Jordan to the local park to play on the swings. It's special moments like these that their guide dogs Nessie and Mitch are enabling every day.

Read Hetal and Nessie's story


Thanks to Lucy, Oliver can show his love for his mum

I love you. Sarah says these three words to her 6-year-old son Oliver every day. But she could only ever imagine Oliver saying the same words to her. So when that precious moment unexpectedly came before Christmas, Sarah felt like all her Christmases had come at once.

Read Oliver and Lucy's story




Every hour another person in the UK loses their sight. Can you help them live the life they want to lead?


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