Exclusive benefits

Joining Friends of Guide Dogs gives you access to some great special offers and discounts with organisations who support us. Our existing offers are listed below, with more coming on board all the time. More details on offers available will be sent in your welcome pack once you've signed up.

  • Vision Hotels
    Vision Hotels boast three superb hotels in beautiful coastal and countryside locations. The not-for-profit Vision Hotel Group works hard to ensure that their hotels are accessible and affordable for all and particularly welcome guests who are blind or partially sighted. Summer offer from Vision Hotels!
    Friends of Guide Dogs members can save up to 30% by booking an exclusive offer at one of Vision Hotels' accessible hotels around the UK. For full details of rates please contact Vision Hotels on the following numbers: Windermere Manor: 01539 445801, Lauriston Hotel: 01934 620758, Cliffden Hotel: 01626 770052
    Terms and conditions: Rates apply to new bookings only and cannot be combined with other promotions or discounts. Fully payable at time of booking, non-transferable, non-refundable. All rooms subject to availability, not available on bank holidays or festive season. Offer runs from June 2016 to end of September 2016.
  • Traveleyes
    Traveleyes is a world travel company with a difference. This unique international air tour operator provides hand-made, multi-sensory group holiday vacations for both blind and sighted travellers, who journey together to stunning world destinations.
    Five per cent discount on all trips booked with Traveleyes.
  • Cotswold Outdoor
    Friends of Guide Dogs can enjoy 15% discount* on the UK's widest range of outdoor clothing and equipment at Cotswold Outdoor.  With over 250 top outdoor brands, Cotswold Outdoor bring you the latest in technology and style. Shop now online or find your nearest store *Not to be used in conjunction with any other offers or discounts.
  • iCAN experiences
    iCAN Experiences is a gift experience provider aimed squarely at visually impaired and disabled people. They provide fun, exciting and inclusive experiences that can be enjoyed by visually impaired people alongside sighted friends or family! Five percent discount on all activities booked with iCAN Experiences.
  • Dolphin Computer Access
    At Dolphin we believe that everyone should be able to use a computer, whatever their level of sight. We design and develop software from the ground up to help people achieve that. It doesn’t matter if you’ve never used a computer or are tech savvy but need help with accessibility; we have a product to meet your needs. From crystal clear magnification through to speech output, our products enable people to work, learn and play. Friends of Guide Dogs members can enjoy a 15% discount on purchases. Contact us to find out more, we’d love to hear from you!
  • Optelec Ltd
    Optelec Ltd. is a leading developer, distributor and manufacturer of life-changing assistive solutions for people who are blind or partially sighted. Optelec produces a wide range of electronic low vision aids, including the recently released ClearView C range of desktop video magnifiers and the growing Compact family of portable devices. Brailleists are supported through the ALVA brand of refreshable Braille Controllers. They proudly distribute the Schweizer range of optical magnifiers and low vision aids. Ten percent discount on all Optelec products.
  • Dogalogue
    Buy cards, calendars, stationery, foodie gifts and gifts for all the family including the dog, knowing 100% of profits go direct to Guide Dogs. Ten per cent discount on purchases made on Dogalogue.
  • Boombox Plus
    Listen to your audio books, radio or correspondence on the compact and easy to use Boombox Plus. It has been designed specifically for people with a visual impairment, and offers the following functionality:
    - Play, pause, skip forward or skip back your USB memory sticks
    - Integrated speakers and can also be used with headphones
    - Built in FM radio with scan function
    - Bookmarking feature which remembers last track played
    - Powered by mains adaptor or internal rechargeable battery
    Friends of Guide Dogs can purchase a player for just £24 including postage (there's no VAT if you're blind or partially sighted) by calling 01908 461461
  • GeorgiePhone
    GeorgiePhone smartphone apps for all levels of sight loss. Want something easy for phone and texting? Want to know bus stops on your journey or what's nearby along with walking directions to them? Create personal landmarks to make your routes safer? A diary, voice notetaker and an easy way to enjoy music, information and entertainment on YouTube? You'll need a modern Android smartphone, search for GeorgiePhone on the Google Play Store and download your GeorgiePhone apps for just £1.19 each. Friends of Guide Dogs can claim 20 percent discount on telephone training support.
  • OwnFone
    OwnFone offers straightforward technology to help people with a disability keep in touch with their loved ones. You can save fifteen per cent and customise your own mobile phone, allowing you to use a range of covers which includes Braille and high contrast. You can add airtime and control everything at your convenience. OwnFone will also make a donation to Guide Dogs for every phone purchased. You can find out more and buy your phone by calling them on 0800 669 6699. For more information, please visit http://www.ownfone.com/guidedogs
  • Free welcome pack including access to our online community, braille pin badge, travel card holder and Guide Dogs window sticker.
  • Invitations to events, telephone clubs and activities in your area.
  • Regular issues of Forward, our flagship magazine, and your local team newsletter, keeping you updated with everything Guide Dogs.
  • Plus more offers through organisations such as PetPlan and Cottages4You.

Please note that Guide Dogs doesn't endorse any products or services provided by our partner organisations, nor do we accept liability for any product or service provided by the partner organisation. Guide Dogs is not responsible for the content of other websites, and we will not pass on your details.


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Telephone: 0800 953 0113

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