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.

To subscribe please contact us via email: or call us on 0800 953 0113. You can request braille, large print or an audio CD version.

If you do require an audio version, we also have audio files readily available.

Welcome to the spring/summer 2020 edition of Forward!

Welcome to your spring/summer 2020 edition of Forward magazine. This issue has a completely new look. It’s been designed in line with a refreshed Guide Dogs brand identity - you can find out more on page 9.

While it may look a little different, you’ll still find all the news and features you love. There’s Guide Dogs in the media on page 11, Star News on pages 12 and 13, and our Day in the Life Of piece on pages 24 and 25 features a guide dog owner fulfilling an important role that’s new to Guide Dogs.

We’ve also got some wonderful memories from a Guide Dogs fundraiser from the 1960s. Many of you will remember collecting milk bottle tops to send to Blue Peter, and some of you may recall an entertainer called Allan Smethurst, AKA The Singing Postman. You can find out how they’re connected on page 23.


We hope you enjoy reading this edition of your magazine.

Previous editions

Autumn/winter Forward 2019 (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)

Get in touch with the editor

Get in touch with the editor of Forward to submit your story ideas or your feedback.