Fun fundraising ideas

Would your class or group like to take part in our fundraising challenges? There are many ways you can get together to raise money for Guide Dogs. From naming a puppy to dressing up as a superhero, find out how you can make a difference as a Guide Dogs' fundraiser.

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Get your hands on our free Fundraising Pack for Schools and Youth Groups!


Guide Dogs Christmas Hat Day

Thank you for supporting us by taking part in Christmas Hat Day, your donation will help to ensure that children with a vision impairment have the support they need from our charity.

Please remember to bank any income you have raised:

  • By phone - Credit or debit card? Call 0800 953 0113.
  • By cheque - make payable to ‘Guide Dogs’. Include your groups details on the back of the cheque so that we can send a thank you letter. Post to: The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association, Hillfields,Burghfield Common, Reading, RG7 3YG.
  • By Bank - you can take your cash or cheque to any branch and quote our Barclay’s banking details:
  • Sort code 20-65-82 Account: 43870731, remember to include your details.
  • Online - set up an online giving page justgiving.com/guidedogs.
  • Please use the code ‘GDAS’ for schools and youth group donations.

School/group charity of the year

By choosing us as your charity of the year or term, you could be helping children living with sight-loss learn the vital skills and confidence they need to live a life of independence and opportunity.

We will provide all the support and resources needed to help with your fundraising.


Name a Puppy

Our Name a Puppy scheme is a wonderful opportunity for schools and youth groups to be at the very heart of a guide dog puppy's story. Through the Name a Puppy scheme you can “name” a guide dog pup and follow their journey with guide dogs.

We have a range of levels, with each scheme following the pup to a different milestone in their guide dog journey. Find out more. 


Puppy Graduation Scheme

Raise £300 and be part of our Puppy Graduation Scheme.

Celebrate the amazing achievement of three recently qualified guide dogs. Follow their journey from a tiny pup to graduating and being matched with their owner. You’ll receive a class year book, scrap book, celebration poster, three graduation posters and a thank you certificate.

If you would like to take on one of these amazing fundraising challenges please contact us, using the details at the bottom of the page, and we’ll be happy to register you and get you started. We can even send a speaker along to meet your young people and tell them all about how Guide Dogs has changed their lives.

Why not get a head-start by downloading the fun fundraising ideas and resources below.

Get your hands on our free Fundraising Pack for Schools and Youth Groups!

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