Happy Guide Dogs Week 2015

Happy Guide Dogs Week 2015

Every year, thousands of selfless doggies help blind and partially sighted people regain their independence and confidence.

And this week it's time to champion the good they do as we celebrate National Guide Dogs week. And to mark the occasion, the Blind Dogs association has created a special piece of moving artwork to highlight their week, shot in bright neon– just like the dogs' recognisable neon harness.

Guide Dogs worked with UK chorographers Johnny White and Julie Kavanagh from JK Dance, alongside the Scout Association, to create the video, which tells the story of guide dog owner Becky Clarke from Liverpool, who was bullied at secondary school about her sight loss.

Speaking about how her guide dog changed her life Becky says: "Before I got Hattie I didn’t have much confidence and I could barely face going out alone.
"She's changed all of that and I now have the freedom to go wherever I want, whenever I want. That might not sound like a big deal to some people but for me it's been life-changing.

Take a look at the video here:

Running from 3 to 11 October, Guide Dogs Week is hoping to meet a fundraising target of £1million – its biggest ever – to help the charity Guide Dogs continue its life-changing work making sure that people in the UK who lose their sight don't lose their freedom as well. This year the theme for Guide Dogs Week is 'Let's Glow' in tribute to the famous neon flash on the guide dog harness.

There are loads of ways that you can get involved and Stand Out for guide dogs this Guide Dogs Week – working together with the charity to break down barriers for people with sight loss– including: