Make a major gift

By working with the Major Relationships Team and investing in Guide Dogs, you can help us reach significantly larger numbers of visually impaired people who need our support - both through our trained dogs and through other initiatives that enable those with sight loss to get out and about on their own terms.

At Guide Dogs we form long-lasting relationships with our key supporters. We take the time to really understand how you want to help with our work and ensure that we direct your support to the project or service that is of most interest to you. You can trust that your gift will be life-changing to people of all ages living with sight loss.

We'll provide information demonstrating what your contribution has enabled us to achieve, and as a major supporter of Guide Dogs, you truly have the chance to make a difference to the lives of people living with sight loss.

Benefits of making a major gift

  • A personal Guide Dogs contact

Our Major Relationships team works with people who donate gifts of £5,000 or more. When you make a donation at this level, one of our team will contact you personally. We'll discuss your areas of interest and any information you'd like to receive about our work.

  • Choose how your gift is used

We offer a variety of vital services which you can choose to support including guide dogs, children and young people's services and sighted guiding. If there is a particular aspect of our work that you're keen to support, we'll help you ensure your gift is directed there.

  • Visit projects

There will be opportunities to visit a particular project or a Guide Dogs site like the National Breeding Centre, where you will see first-hand the difference your gift is making to people living with sight loss.

  • Recognition and events

The Guide Dogs Major Relationships Team organises small social events, meetings and visits to sites and projects throughout the year. These provide an opportunity for our Executive and Trustee Board members to thank you personally for your help and support and allows you to find out more about the important work that we do, as well as meeting other like-minded supporters.

  • Personal updates

We produce personal and bespoke updates that are tailored to your chosen interests and we'll also keep you informed of any interesting news, research or campaigns that we're working on.

Get in touch

If you are interested in donating £5,000 or more, please contact Beatrice Crestini, our Major Donors Fundraiser, to discuss your interests

07785 433245