29 Oct 2012

'Walk my Way' increases awareness of blindness

Zip wire challengeGuide Dogs Week, which ran between October 6th and 14th was a fantastic success with more than 450 events taking place around the country raising much-needed funds and awareness for Guide Dogs.

Thousands of people took up the challenge to ‘Walk my Way’ and experienced some of the challenges faced by blind and partially sighted people in daily life.

Activities included blindfold walks and dinners in the dark, as well as ice-skating and zip wire challenges.

Jayne George, Guide Dogs' director of fundraising, said: “Not only did the week successfully increase awareness of what it’s like to live with sight loss, it also raised vital funds to enable us to continue our life-changing work, empowering blind and partially sighted people to enjoy freedom and independence."

MyDonate was the official online fundraising partner for the appeal, and every penny raised over the platform during the week went to the charity as MyDonate charges no subscription fee or commission.

And if you haven't yet taken up the challenge to ‘Walk my Way’ don’t worry, there is still time. For more information go to Guide Dogs.

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