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Awarding funds thanks to players of People's Postcode Lottery

Guide Dogs

Guide Dogs wants a future where everyone with sight loss can live confidently, actively and independently. Yet half of the 360,000-people registered blind don't feel able to leave their homes alone. Guide Dogs is committed to changing this by providing life-changing services.

Guide Dogs is best known for its iconic guide dogs, giving people with sight loss a unique way to move around safely and confidently. This vital service enables people with sight loss to go to work or out shopping and, ultimately, live the lives they choose.

But that's not all. Guide Dogs also has a range of other specialised services with and beyond its dogs to support children, young people, families and adults.

Players of People's Postcode Lottery are helping support several major projects, including the lifetime funding of an entire litter of nine life-changing puppies! These puppies are on an amazing journey. And, with each extraordinary guide dog partnership lasting around eight years, together, the puppies will go on to provide a combined 72 years of mobility and independence for their owners!

Players are also helping children with sight loss by supporting the buddy dogs service for 12 months. This will help up to 150 children, young people and their families. A buddy dog will live with each family as a companion and friend. Buddy dogs support children’s development by helping them grow their confidence, reduce their isolation and significantly contributes towards their development in relationships and life. The funding also supports the assessment process, online training and in-person workshops that teach the responsibility of caring for a dog and creating confidence.

Please support Guide Dogs to help ensure every person with sight loss has the confidence and support to live fulfilled lives. For more information, visit their website, www.guidedogs.org.uk. To help support their work, sign up to play People's Postcode Lottery.