Forward magazine

Forward is Guide Dogs’ magazine for supporters, clients and the general public. First published in 1943, each edition is packed with news, events and stories about the amazing people and dogs involved with us, from owners and volunteers to trainers and fundraisers.

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Welcome to the autumn/winter 2020 edition of Forward!

Welcome to your autumn/winter 2020 edition of Forward magazine. In this edition, we have a packed news section (from page 6) with details of an award win, how three of our dogs are helping in the fight against Covid-19, and we introduce our seven new trustees.

Elsewhere, you can read about the exciting relaunch of our buddy dog service (page 16), and then find out how buddy dog Sam has changed the life of a young boy called Jago – and his mum’s life, too.

Did you see Guide Dogs on Celebrity MasterChef over the summer? On page 11, find out what happened when we welcomed in some famous faces to cook for volunteers, service users and staff at our National Breeding Centre. Last but certainly not least, we bring you all the winners from our Local Volunteer Awards on pages 14 and 15.


We hope you enjoy reading this edition of your magazine.

Previous editions

Spring/summer Forward 2020 (PDF 12.9MB) 

Autumn/winter Forward 2019 (PDF 10.6MB)

Spring/summer Forward 2019 (PDF 10.9MB)

Autumn Forward 2018 (PDF 5.3MB)

Spring Forward 2018 (PDF 10.3MB)

Autumn Forward 2017 (PDF 4.9MB)

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