On Saturday 12 December, we were delighted to virtually host Guide Dogs' supporters for our 2020 Christmas Wishes Event. Together we celebrated all the incredible wishes you’ve helped come true this year for people with sight loss, as well as their friends and families.
We're making important changes to some of the staff job titles, volunteer role names and the language we use.
Guide Dogs is advising the public to think twice before buying expensive e-scooters as festive gifts this Christmas. We fear that not only are many members of the public buying e-scooters without the full information, but they also pose a danger to people with sight loss and others when misused.
Guide Dogs is delighted to announce a new partnership with Aunt Bessie's, the iconic supplier since 1974 of the Yorkshire pudding and a host of frozen food ranges.
We're urging the Government to act following clear public support for a new law on pavement parking in England. New research by Guide Dogs shows that seven in ten adults (70%) would support such a law, with local authorities able to restrict cars parking on pavements.
Our survey of parents and guardians say children living with a vision impairment today are significantly less confident, independent and happy.
YouGov has published the 2020 CharityIndex Rankings for Brand Health, with Guide Dogs moving up to fourth place in the top ten, with an index score of 34.5.
Guide Dogs. Thomas Pocklington Trust (TPT), and LOOK UK have worked with vision impairment sector partners, lecturers and other professionals to produce a Covid-19 specific guidance for Higher Education Providers (HEP).
We're delighted to announce that Marks and Spencer is the latest national corporate partner for Guide Dogs - for the newly re-launched Sparks loyalty scheme.
Guide Dogs is pleased to be announced as the new London Charity Partner of global bank, Citi for 2020/2021.
Double gold medal-winning Paralympian and Guide Dogs Ambassador, Libby Clegg MBE, took to the ice on Sunday night to become the show’s first ever contestant with sight loss.
Guide dog owner Alex Pepper is set to appear on the new series of Ready Steady Cook, which returns to BBC1 after ten years off our TV screens.
Lucy Edwards, a guide dog owner from Birmingham with a successful YouTube channel, has been chosen to be a presenter on Radio 1. This makes her the station’s first ever blind presenter.
We highlight that lockdown being lifted doesn’t mean greater freedom for everyone, with social distancing measures limiting independence and increasing isolation for those with sight loss.
In October we were delighted to have over 300 supporters, UK-wide visit their local high street to educate shops, cafes, restaurants, taxi companies and other businesses about the access rights of assistance dog owners in support of our Access All Areas campaign.
Strictly Come Dancing judge Craig Revel Horwood delighted 13-year-old dance-mad Neve, when the two met at the famous Elstree studios in London as part of our #MeetAHero campaign.
Guide Dogs has issued advice on fireworks for dog owners ahead of Bonfire Night, as new data reveals that pet owners said their dogs were more scared of fireworks than being left alone or going to the vet.
The Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB), Guide Dogs, Visionary, VICTA, Fight for Sight and Vision UK are working together to provide blind and partially sighted people with easy to access high-quality information about sight loss.
New figures show that three-quarters of guide dog owners (76%) have been illegally turned away by businesses and services, such as taxis, restaurants, shops, cafes, hotels and pubs.