26 Sep 2012

Walk my Way for Guide Dogs 2012

Walk my way for Guide DogsGuide Dogs Week may be fast-approaching but there’s still plenty of time for fundraisers to get involved.

This year, Guide Dogs Week is all about raising awareness of the obstacles blind and partially sighted people face every day, and what can be done to overcome them.

To get the message across, Guide Dogs is challenging people to Walk my Way for Guide Dogs Week 2012.

Claire Hendrick from Guide Dogs said: “Anybody looking to get involved can hold their own event or take part in one of our planned events. We’ve got more than 400 events planned for the week up and down the country.”

“There are Walk my Way challenges happening across the UK with a number of dignitaries and celebrities getting involved. But whether you take a blindfold walk, have dinner in the dark or sing karaoke with your eyes shut – we’re sure it will open your eyes.”

MyDonate is the official online fundraising partner for Guide Dogs Week which takes place between October 6th and 14th.

Among the events planned:

  • The charity’s London team are holding a 'Commute a mile in my shoes' providing London commuters the opportunity to take a blindfold walk in Euston station 
  •  In Chepstow staff, volunteers and supporters will be taking up a zip wire challenge. The thrill-seekers will be zip wiring 100m above a water filled quarry for Guide Dogs Week
  • In Derby, the manager of Roller World will skate 13 laps of the rink blindfolded while being guided by the Guide Dogs mascot.

For ideas on how to hold your own event visit Guide Dogs Week pages www.guidedogs.org.uk/guidedogsweek  

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