Being a Sighted Guide for Guide Dogs means helping someone with sight loss get out and about in their local community. It means increasing someone’s confidence, independence and freedom to enjoy more of what they love. And in some cases, being a Sighted Guide means changing someone’s life and making their dreams come true.
Earlier this month, My Sighted Guide volunteer Liz did something really special for her My Sighted Guide partner Krishna, by taking him to the Scotland vs Italy cricket game.
“The visit to the cricket game was a dream come true for me.”
With the help of the local My Sighted Guide team and Cricket Scotland, Liz organised for cricket fan Krishna to experience his first game in 15 years. She also brought her friend and cricket enthusiast Terry along, to commentate and make the game accessible for Krishna.
Krishna reflects on this life-changing experience:
“Being at a cricket game made me feel emotional. I went to a cricket game after nearly 15 years thanks to Guide Dogs, Liz and Susan [who works for the My Sighted Guide team]. I felt like a VIP as I had my personal and wonderful commentator Terry. It turned out to be one of the most enjoyable days of my life. Having been denied playing or even to witness a cricket game due to visual impairment, the visit to a cricket game involving our national team was very special for me. Another success story of our partnership. Thanks to the My Sighted Guide service, my life is more enjoyable and eventful now.”
Joining the Guide Dogs volunteering community as a Sighted Guide can be an incredibly rewarding experience. Lend a hand and help someone with sight loss achieve their dreams.
To find out more about being a My Sighted Guide, visit My Sighted Guide Volunteer - Volunteer Roles