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 2023 issue of Forward!

This edition features actor and presenter Martin Clunes holding two newborn guide dog puppies on the front cover, a picture taken when he filmed a new programme for us about the ‘secret world of guide dogs’. Find out more inside!

We’ve got all the winners of our national People Awards in a special four-page feature. These awards celebrate our incredible volunteers, service users and staff, shining a light on their huge contribution and outstanding achievements. See if there’s anyone you know among the winners on pages 14-17.

Our long-read case study this time is nine-year-old Erin and her buddy dog, Quince. This pair have developed a wonderful bond that’s heart-warming to read about in the cold winter months, so head to page 20.

We hope you enjoy this edition of your magazine.

Autumn/winter Forward 2023

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Previous editions

Spring/summer Forward 2023 (PDF 6.1MB)

Autumn/winter Forward 2022 (PDF 6.1MB)

Spring/summer Forward 2022 (PDF 8MB)

Autumn/winter Forward 2021 (PDF 9.4MB)

Spring/summer Forward 2021 (PDF 5.6MB)

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