We need your help to name our next class of guide dog puppies! Be a part of their amazing journey by voting for your favourite names. Take part in our puppy naming poll by clicking on the link below:

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We need your help to name our next class of guide dog
Jill Braisby
Meriel Hall
Amanda Hodgkinson
We'd like to invite children with a vision impairment and their families to Beaulieu Motor Museum for a Summer party on Saturday 9 September.

Beaulieu is an award winning family visitor attraction at the heart of the New Forest National Park.

Beaulieu are very kindly offering touch tours in both the museum and palace house exclusively for Guide Dogs which will take place upon your arrival....
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Wed like to invite children with a vision impairment and their families

Family Summer Party - Beaulieu Motor Museum

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Come on an amazing journey with us to see what a difference a gift in your Will could make!

To find out more and reserve a place for our Reception Days in Darlington on Tuesday 4 July and in Cheam on Tuesday 11 July, visit [ Bit.ly Link ]

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Come on an amazing journey with us to see what a difference
Chris Merry
Julie Cooper
Guide dog in training Trekka is keeping cool during this hot weather by taking a paddle.

We'd love to hear how your dogs keep cool during the summer...
Suzanne Nicolle
Jenny Brown
Maur Dempsey
We're hosting a family summer party at Crealy Adventure Park, Exeter, this August!

Children with a vision impairment and their families will have the opportunity to meet other children from the local area, as well as the chance to chat to representatives from our children and young people's services team.

We can take a maximum of 120 guests, so make you sure you get booking!

Please message...
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We're hosting a family summer party at Crealy Adventure Park Exeter this August
Tune in to the The One Show on BBC1 tonight at 7pm to see pupils at Chorlton High School in Manchester meeting guide dogs as part of an event to help them during the stressful exam season.

Our Manchester team took a group of pups, working and retired dogs to meet the year-10 pupils, who were able to not only meet the dogs but also learn more about our work.

As well as being lovely calming...
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Tune in to the The One Show on BBC1 tonight at 7pm

Winners revealed at the Guide Dogs Annual Awards 2017

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Judith Longbottom
We're looking for people who would like to speak to the media about their issues around pavement parking, please email press@guidedogs.org.uk or send a message to this page, if you want to talk about your story.

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Were looking for people who would like to speak to the media
Kirsty Anderson
Claire Mollart
Christine Waters
Did you guess how many puppies Mariner has fathered?

The answer is 244 puppies.

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Did you guess how many puppies Mariner has fathered
Jan Saxton
Belinda Hughes
Amanda Hodgkinson
Happy Father's Day.

Meet Guide Dogs Stud dog Mariner. Mariner has fathered the highest number of puppies at Guide Dogs.

Can you guess how many?

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Happy Fathers Day Meet Guide Dogs Stud dog Mariner Mariner has fathered
Jane Dexter
Sarah Sheasby
Dave Mac
We're hosting a Family Guide Dog Experience Day this October!

Location: Guide Dogs Training Centre, Woodford Green, Near London IG8 8ER

Children with a vision impairment and their immediate families are invited to find out what it would be like to own a guide dog. You'll be given a tour of the training centre, get to meet some of our guide dogs and partake in a question and answer session....
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We're hosting a Family Guide Dog Experience Day this October
Hannah Michele Doyle
Becky Parker
Krista-Marie Elmes
This #GlaucomaAwarenessWeek, we're looking at the stories of some of the people in Scotland who are living with the condition. Today we hear from Andrea Barclay, who has secondary glaucoma - an uncommon type of glaucoma which is caused by another eye condition, which in Andrea's case is uveitis.

When Andrea had her first eye test at school it was brought to her parents' attention that she was...
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Judith Prankard
Sheila Brennan
A big thank you to the Witherslack Pony Club who are raising money for Guide Dogs!

The horse-riders will wear specially adapted goggles that simulate the world in the eyes of a visually impaired rider.

Read more about it here: [ Bit.ly Link ]
A big thank you to the Witherslack Pony Club who are raising money for Guide Dogs

Youngsters ride out to help guide dogs

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Lule Faith
Linda Lanchbury
Lule Faith
Are Dorset dogs the most playful?

See how your hound compares to dogs across the nation!

Put your pooch on the map and have your say in the Great British Dog Survey 2017... you might even win one of 10 amazing prizes in our free prize draw! (T&C's apply)

[ Dogsurvey.org.uk Link ]

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Are Dorset dogs the most playful See how your hound compares to
Sheena Nanna Ford
Charlotte Roberts
Jules Langdell
Our My Guide service aims to support blind and partially sighted people to get out and about and do the things they want to do. It trains volunteers who use guiding techniques to help people with sight loss. This could involve accessing activities and places of interest in the local community, learning familiar routes and improving fitness.

The My Guide service can also provide training in...
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Our My Guide service aims to support blind and partially sighted people

Michelle's My Guide Story

My Guide is a service provided by Guide Dogs to support people who are blind and partially sighted in their mobility. There's three areas to the service: My ...

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'Your Dog' have written about the Great British Dog Survey! Read the article here: [ Bit.ly Link ]

Your Dog | Calling all dog owners… | The Your Dog Blog

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Did you know you are at increased risk of developing glaucoma if you have a family history of the condition? Mary Rasmussen's mother and grandmother both had glaucoma, and she was diagnosed in her late twenties.

"My grandmother tended to stay in and people came to read to her, and my mother didn’t go out a lot, but she did enjoy talking books," says Mary.

Mary, from Aberdeen, worked as a...
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Don't forget that it's our Guide Dogs National Breeding Centre Open Day this Saturday! (17th)

You can view the full address here - bit.ly/2r5Nllt

There'll be lots to see and do for everyone in the family and this year we'll also be holding a Guide Dogs show for our lovely pups, breeding stock and retirees.

(Please note unfortunately no pet dogs are allowed on site).

We hope to see you...
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Dont forget that its our Guide Dogs National Breeding Centre Open Day
Charlotte Paulsson
Les Alan Powell
Emma Free
We are holding a Family Weekend in Windermere, Cumbria for families whose child has had a recent diagnosis of a vision impairment. The weekend takes place during the 6-8 October and complements our work around early diagnosis. We tend to attract families with pre-school aged children.

This is a great opportunity to meet other parents and exchange information, meet representatives of our...
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We are holding a Family Weekend in Windermere Cumbria for families whose
Carol Bretherton
William Kenefec
Sue M. Shepherd
Guide Dogs' children and young people's services would like to invite children with a vision impairment and their immediate family to a fun Family Summer Party at Crealy Adventure Park in Exeter.

We will have a picnic area base for the day so bring your picnic rugs, chairs and a picnic and we'll provide ice creams for the children, refreshments, treats and activities throughout the day! We...
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Guide Dogs children and young peoples services would like to invite children

Family Summer Party

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