The Guide Dogs For The Blind Association

Type: Organization
Name: The Guide Dogs For The Blind Association
First reported Oct 17 2014 - Updated Oct 17 2014 - 1 reports

Tesco staff reduce blind woman to tears telling her to 'get guide dog out'

A blind woman burst into tears outside a Tesco supermarket after she had been illegally told off and "banned" from the store for taking in her guide dog. Maya Makri was buying groceries with a friend in the Belsize Road branch, north London, on Monday ... [Published The Independent - Oct 17 2014]
First reported Oct 15 2014 - Updated Oct 15 2014 - 1 reports

The history of Guide Dogs for the Blind

Today, Guide Dogs is the world’s largest breeder and trainer of working dogs – but the Association has humble origins, in a tiny lock-up garage in Wallasey, Cheshire In 1931, two pioneering British women in Wallasey, Cheshire trained the first-ever UK ... [Published Telegraph - Oct 15 2014]
First reported Oct 14 2014 - Updated Oct 14 2014 - 1 reports

MP Andrew George takes on blindfold bus challenge in Penzance

Andrew George MP is led on to a bus by Neil Howe.Comments (0)West Cornwall MP Andrew George took on The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association “Blindfold bus challenge” last week.Mr George met local guide dog owners Colin Barnett and Sylvia Curnow at Penzance ... [Published The Cornishman - Oct 14 2014]
First reported Oct 12 2014 - Updated Oct 12 2014 - 1 reports

Woman asked to leave shops with guide dog

A visually-impaired woman said she wished she had never moved to Eastbourne after discrimination she’s faced in recent weeks.Dawn Purcell, 54, moved to Pevensey Road, Eastbourne from Lancashire with her guide dog Wallace three weeks ago.She said many ... [Published Eastbourne Herald - Oct 12 2014]
First reported Sep 21 2014 - Updated Sep 21 2014 - 1 reports

Eye health advice on hand during week

Patients are being invited to find out more about preventing sight loss and meet guide dogs.During National Eye Health Week – September 22 to 28 – eye care charities and health professionals are joining together to promote the important of eye health ... [Published News Guardian - Sep 21 2014]
First reported Sep 16 2014 - Updated Sep 16 2014 - 2 reports

My blindfold walk with Luther

Each year, during Guide Dogs Week, The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association raises awareness of the everyday challenges that are faced by people living with sight loss.To mark Guide Dogs Week from 4th to 12th October, Chad reporter Kevin Rogers took part ... [Published Mansfield Chad - Sep 16 2014]
First reported Sep 13 2014 - Updated Sep 13 2014 - 1 reports

LETTER: Thanks from Guide Dogs

The Central Sussex Branch of The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association recently held two collectionsThe first in Burgess Hill when a total of £779.21 was collected and then in Haywards Heath when we raised a further £710.48. On behalf of Guide Dogs I ... [Published Mid Sussex Today - Sep 13 2014]
First reported Sep 12 2014 - Updated Sep 12 2014 - 1 reports

The healing power of dogs

From detecting cancer to helping to beat depression, there is seemingly no end to the healing power of dogs.Labradors and golden retrievers make the best guide dogs but all breeds are capable of enhancing the lives of people with physical and mental disabilities. Credit: ... [Published Shooting UK - Sep 12 2014]
First reported Aug 29 2014 - Updated Aug 29 2014 - 1 reports

Guide Dogs for the Blind are peddling dodgy statistics, say cyclists

London’s streets should be wide enough for cyclists and guide dogs to co-exist, one would think. But a furious row has erupted after cyclists were accused by a charity of making guide-dog owners cower in fear.A survey conducted by the Guide Dogs for the ... [Published The Independent - Aug 29 2014]

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Ms Makri added on Twitter: "To clarify, I blame @Tesco, a multinational worth billions for not putting proper training in place, not the staff that are on minimum wage"
..." Jenny, a current guide dog owner echoed the sentiment: "I never thought I’d be able to do what I’m doing now. Everything’s completely changed for me." Visit www.guidedogs.org.uk to learn more about its work, and for information on leaving a gift to the charity in your will
She said: "My dress was torn, the contents of my handbag damaged, and I was left with damage to my shoulder and hip."

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Tesco staff reduce blind woman to tears telling... [Published The Independent - Oct 17 2014]
The history of Guide Dogs for the Blind [Published Telegraph - Oct 15 2014]
MP Andrew George takes on blindfold bus challen... [Published The Cornishman - Oct 14 2014]
Woman asked to leave shops with guide dog [Published Eastbourne Herald - Oct 12 2014]
Eye health advice on hand during week [Published News Guardian - Sep 21 2014]
My blindfold walk with Luther [Published Mansfield Chad - Sep 16 2014]
My blindfold walk with Luther [Published NewsRT.co.uk - Sep 16 2014]
LETTER: Thanks from Guide Dogs [Published Mid Sussex Today - Sep 13 2014]
The healing power of dogs [Published Shooting UK - Sep 12 2014]
Guide Dogs for the Blind are peddling dodgy sta... [Published The Independent - Aug 29 2014]
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