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Guide Dogs Week: Get involved!

By BZashleigh 07 Oct 2017

Love all things furry, four-legged and adorable? Sometimes, dogs are much more than that...

Guide Dogs Week 2017 kicks off on Saturday 7th October with a week full of fundraising! 

More people than ever need a guide dog and throughout this week we are supporting the charity to make sure people with sight loss don't lose out on life.

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Guide Dogs: What do they do?

Nearly 2 million people in the UK are living with sight loss and around 180,000 of these rarely leave their homes. The Guide Dogs charity aims to provide support for people to be able to get out of their homes and live life the way they choose. 

Their world-famous guide dogs not only look cute and cuddly, but they help to change the lives of people every day! 

Meet our very own guide dog, Jacky!


You might have already seen her around campus, but Jacky is our resident guide dog. Jacky and her Mum, lecturer Lizzie Miles, campaign and promote access for all across the campus and city. She's had 3 litters of puppies and 13 of those have gone on to become successful guide dogs too!

When she's not at uni working as a guide dog ambassador, she's raising her puppies to be the next generation of life-changing assistance dogs. 

Want to find out more? Check out Jacky's very own blog!

Want to help out?

One of the charity's headquarters is just down the road in Leamington Spa where you can offer your time and really get a feel for what the charity is about.

You can volunteer as a puppy walker, attend fundraising events and help out with admin. Not only will you be working with these adorable animals, but the roles will also give your CV a boost!

Check out their website for more details.  

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