Forward is Guide Dogs’ magazine for supporters, clients and the general public. First published in 1943, each edition is packed with news, events and stories about the amazing people and dogs involved with us, from owners and volunteers to trainers and fundraisers.
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Forward Autumn/Winter 2018
We’re absolutely in love with the cover star of the autumn/winter 2018 issue of Forward. No, not the popular comedian, actor, author and presenter, David Walliams. We mean labrador guide dog puppy David! He’s the 10,000th puppy born since our state-of-the-art National Breeding Centre opened in 2011, and you can find out what happened when David met David on page 10.
There’s more exciting news of celebrity support in this edition. We set up a meeting between young blind footballer and buddy dog owner, Rainbow, and Manchester United and England player Marcus Rashford for our Meet A Hero campaign. Find out more on page 10.
Of course there’s all the very latest news and goings on at Guide Dogs in this issue, too. Chief Executive Tom Wright talks about our strategy for the next five years in his greeting on page 5. And if you’ve ever wondered what our Influencing team do to help ensure that no-one with sight loss is left out of life, there’s a double-page spread about their work on pages 15 and 16.
Finally, our feature-length case study is My Guide partnership Agatha and Hannah, who have a lot of fun as they explore London’s shops together. Read what else they get up to when they meet on pages 17-19.
We hope you enjoy reading this edition of your magazine.