A whole lot more than just someone's pet, a guide dog can completely transform their human’s life and help them regain their independence.
While we love all dogs, these canine companions are extra special.
But the amazing work of these dogs, and the charity Guide Dogs, can not be done without the support of the public.
That’s why, this May, Guide Dogs are challenging you to do something 'step-tacular' by taking part in the Walk Your Socks Off challenge.
Taking part couldn’t be easier. There’s no unachievable step target, you set your own.
In return, you’ll get your very own pair of limited-edition socks designed by Iconic British fashion designer Julien Macdonald.
A pair of exclusive socks will be sent for FREE to any adult who raises over £50 or over £25 for children under 16, as a reward for doing their part to help fund the charity’s efforts, supporting children and adults in the UK living with sight loss.
Julien Macdonald said: “I was delighted to design this year’s socks for Guide Dogs’ Walk Your Socks Off 90th-anniversary campaign.
“It’s a great event for an incredible charity that provides life-changing services to help people with sight loss.”
The charity is hoping to raise more than £250,000, which would beat the 2020 total raised by a whopping £80,000.
The funds will go to vital services across the charity to provide life-changing services for children and adults dealing with sight loss.
So put your most fashionable foot forward, with or without a pet dog in tow, and help make a vital change in a visually impaired person’s life.
How your funds can change lives
- £50 could pay for fun, tactile activities to help children coordinate their muscles and movements.
- £96 could pay for an eye test each for two guide dogs in training.
- £116 could buy a training school kit for one of its guide dog trainers who will teach pups the specialist skills they need as fully qualified guide dogs.
- £710 could buy a birthing tit containing all the essential equipment for a guide dog mum to safely deliver her puppies.
To register for the Walk Your Socks Off challenge, visit https://www.guidedogs.org.uk/walk-your-socks-off/.