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Guide Dogs July Newsletter

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Catch up on the latest episode of BBC cooking show, Celebrity Masterchef, which was filmed at Guide Dogs' National Breeding Centre in Leamington.

The show also features it's first blind contestant, Amar Latif, a TV presenter and former Trustee for Guide Dogs.

Watch the episode again, to see how Amar and the rest of the contestants got on.

Watch here

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The latest from Guide Dogs

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Back to school

We’re campaigning to ensure children with sight loss can return to the classroom safely.

Find out more

Trainee buddy dog, Kirkby, looking to camera. Kirkby is a Labrador x Golden Retriever

The buddy dog service is currently available in Northern Ireland, Scotland, the Midlands, North East, Cumbria, South Wales, Powys and the South of England.

Buddy Dogs for children with sight loss

A buddy dog can have a hugely positive effect on a child’s well-being – and family, too.

For parents who’d like to find out more, our Buddy Dog Discovery Day is now run as a webinar session and will offer the opportunity to learn more about the service and put questions to our experts.

To find out more or to book your place on one of these sessions, please contact our advice line on 0800 781 1444.

Find out more

Mark and Claire with guide dogs Malcolm and Alfie standing at a roadside.

Our way forward

At Guide Dogs, we’re closely monitoring government approaches to inform our ‘Way Forward’ plan to prepare to restart activities in the safest, most practical way possible whilst continuing to adhere to the current guidelines. All information can be found on the COVID-19 section of our website.

Congratulations to couple Mark and Claire, who recently trained together, and are our first new guide dog partnerships in England since lockdown!

Find out more

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Have you met Paul and Bolt?

Have you seen our new Sponsor a Puppy TV advert yet, starring Paul and his guide dog Bolt?

Some of you may recognise this partnership, as Bolt was a pup on our Sponsor a Puppy scheme with many supporters following his journey!   

Read more here

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Support Guide Dogs through the M&S Sparks scheme!

We’re delighted that you can now support Guide Dogs through the newly relaunched Marks and Spencer Sparks loyalty scheme.

The relaunched Sparks scheme entitles members to even more personalised offers, gifts and instant rewards than before. To create an account, you can join online, via the updated M&S App, or in-store. And, when you choose Guide Dogs as your Sparks charity, M&S will donate 1p for every time you shop with Sparks!

Find out more

Get involved

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100 for Guide Dogs

100 for Guide Dogs is your challenge, your way. Run100, Cycle100, or Swim100 between 01 July and 30 November.

Find out more

Video of the month

Check out our practical advice for those with new puppies or dogs who might be having to leave their best friend at home for the first time as restrictions ease around lockdown.

Pets at home VIP

Members of Pets at Home VIP club are helping us provide toys and training equipment for our future life-changing guide dogs, every time they shop with their VIP card.

VIP card 

The Pets at Home VIP Club loyalty card
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Call our supporter care team: 0800 953 0113

© The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association 2020

Guide Dogs is a working name of The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association. Registered Office: Hillfields, Burghfield Common, Reading, Berkshire RG7 3YG. A company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales (291646) and a charity registered in England and Wales (209617) and Scotland (SC038979)

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Jun 5, 2020
Record breakers!
May 29, 2020
Keeping you up to date with our work
May 29, 2020
We're taking a break...
May 1, 2020
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