Donating to Guide Dogs

Every day 250 people start to lose their sight in the UK. Can you help us be there for people with sight loss by donating to our life-changing work?

Adjusting to life with a vision impairment can be incredibly difficult. Our services help thousands of people with sight loss to lead confident, independent and fulfilling lives. But we know there are many more who could benefit from our support.

Ways you can donate

Every donation counts - we rely on donations to continue our life-changing work and there are many ways you can donate.

Guide dog owner Scott and guide dog Milo looking adoringly at each other

You can make a simple one-off or monthly donation, or pay in your fundraising to help fund our vital services. Every pound makes a difference.

Guide dog puppy Crumble a fluffy golden retriever walking in front of a play kennel and tunnel

Sponsor a puppy from just £1 a week and watch them grow from an eight-week-old bundle of fur into a fully-qualified guide dog.

Guide dog owner sitting on a bench with her guide dog sitting at her feet

Leaving a gift in your Will helps us provide the guide dogs of the future as well as expand our other important services.

Guide dog owner and her friend sitting together on a beach with her guide dog between them

Donating in memory of your loved one is an incredible way to remember someone special and provide a lasting tribute.

Two women looking excited sitting on a sofa, golden labrador in front of them

Play the Guide Dogs Lucky Lottery for a chance to win up to £1,000 every week while making a difference to people with sight loss.

Headshot of a golden retriever on a sunflower background with his tongue out next to the text 'Summer Raffle 2024'. 1st prize £10,000 is displayed in a blue sunflower shape.

Don't miss your chance to win one of our amazing prizes. Entries cost just £1 and every entry sold in our online raffle will help us change a life.

We have a range of other ways that you can make a difference such as gifting through shopping or our special wedding favours

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Boost your charity donation with Gift Aid

By signing up to Gift Aid you can boost the value of your donation by 25% and it won’t cost you a penny extra. If you’re a UK taxpayer, we can claim 25p on every £1 donated from the Government. This means if you donate £10, it’s actually worth £12.50!

Why donate to charity?

When you donate to Guide Dogs, you’re helping to make a real difference to people’s lives. Our guide dogs and other vital services are the key to a life of independence and freedom, whether that’s helping people get to work, to a regular exercise class or to the shops and back.

Whatever you can give, we’re so grateful for your support. We rely on donations to deliver our vital work. Did you know less than 1% of our income comes from Government funding?

Thanks to you, we can continue to help thousands of people live actively, independently and well with sight loss. 

How your donation helps

Claire and Jacqui playing with a ball in a park

“My sight has been stable over the last five years, but I could wake up tomorrow and it could be gone. Nothing is guaranteed, but knowing I have support from my family and guide dog Jacqui makes me feel less afraid.” Claire

Ralph and his Habilitation Specialist in the kitchen preparing a meal.

“The impact our Guide Dogs habilitation specialist has had on our lives can’t be understated. It’s the little things and the big things, they all add up. No matter the challenge she helped us find a way through.” Georgina, Ralph’s mum

Sema walking with long cane across a road alongside a Guide Dogs member of staff.

“After about five weeks working with my Guide Dogs Vision Rehabilitation Specialist, I was able to walk to the coffee shop on my own. The whole experience was liberating – I hadn’t been out on my own for 15 years.” Seema

Donate today to help make a difference to people living with sight loss