You helped us be there for the next 90 years

A heartfelt thank you to everyone who joined the Guide Dogs 90 Appeal and helped make a real change to the lives of people living with sight loss. 

The UK’s first guide dog partnership qualified in October 1931. Since then your support has helped us transform the lives of thousands of blind and partially sighted people, through a range of services. And we couldn’t have done it without our incredible fundraisers. 

The impact of losing your sight is the same now as it was 90 years ago. It’s terrifying and it’s isolating. People with sight loss are likely to encounter unemployment, depression, loneliness and financial insecurity. But by supporting the Guide Dogs 90 Appeal you have helped people with sight loss live the life they choose.

How you can still get involved

Guide Dogs celebrated its birthday in October, but you can still fundraise any time that suits you. However you choose to raise money, your support will mean we can help people with sight loss now, and for the next 90 years. 

Looking for some inspiration? Explore our top fundraising ideas to help get you started. 


Paw-trait of a Star

Celebrity portrait photographer Andy Gotts created a series of stunning images of the UK's most famous faces - and their dogs, to celebrate our 90th anniversary.

David Walliams, who was photographed with border terriers Bert and Ernie, commented:

“Guide Dogs is such an amazing charity and is one of the first charities you hear about as a child. My dogs mean everything to me so I can only imagine the incredible bond a person has with their guide dog. I’m delighted to celebrate the 90th anniversary of the first four guide dog partnerships”.

 

Got a question?

If you have any questions or need help or advice about fundraising for Guide Dogs, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

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