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Guide dog owners take part in ‘First Blind Dates’

Guide dog owners take part in ‘First Blind Dates’

One date could change your life forever, but in Guide Dog’s latest video with Don’t Panic, they show that one dog can make all the difference.

Four guide dog owners meet strangers for the first time to tell their real-life stories, they reveal the challenges of living with sight loss, and the huge difference a guide dog has made to their lives. But as ever, the challenges of dating make for some awkward moments that even the most intuitive dog couldn’t guide you through.

Almost two million people in the UK today are living with sight loss that has a significant impact on their daily lives. Of those, around 180,000 rarely leave their homes alone, and can lead lonely, isolated lives.

The video launches the annual Guide Dogs Week running from 7th to 15th October, and has been created to inspire people all over the UK to #Moveit for Money, and do something they love to raise vital funds for Guide Dogs. More people than ever need a guide dog and the money raised will help the charity ensure that people with sight loss don’t lose out on life.

Find out more on The Guide Dogs UK Facebook page, and watch the full video below: