The charity Guide Dogs are asking the people of Leeds to donate an hour of their time.
On Saturday 16 June, Guide Dogs will be in Leeds city centre to raise vital funds for the charity. Guide Dogs rely on public donations to continue their life-changing work so every penny really does make such a difference to people in the UK living with sight loss.
All you need is to be over 18 years old, have an hour of spare time and be passionate about fundraising for Guide Dogs.
Charlotte Walton, Community Fundraising Officer said: “Without our volunteers, Guide Dogs wouldn’t be able to help people with sight loss in Leeds to get out and about on their own terms. That’s why we are looking for more volunteers to give just an hour of their time. We appreciate that many people would like to volunteer but they lead busy lives and have little spare time. Which is why we’re created this new, and exciting opportunity for people to support us on a short-term basis. Donating even an hour of your time can make such a difference to guide dogs and people with sight loss.”
Guide dog owner, Helen, said ‘Volunteering for Guide Dogs is a rewarding part of my life. I’ve met some wonderful people and gained some valuable, practical skills. But most importantly I get a real sense that I’m making a difference to people’s lives.”
Donate an Hour poster – LEEDSGuide Dogs in Leeds is looking for more people to help the charity transform the lives of people with sight loss in the area. If you are interested in taking part please visit the Donate an Hour website at: www.guidedogs.org.uk/donateanhour and sign up online.
Find out more about Donate an Hour at www.guidedogs.org.uk/donateanhour
For more information about volunteering for Guide Dogs, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
About Guide Dogs
Every hour, another person in the UK loses their sight and if this happens to you, Guide Dogs is there to make sure you don’t lose your freedom as well.
We want everyone who experiences sight loss to be able to live their lives the way they choose and feel confident, independent and supported in the world. We’re a UK-wide charity, founded in 1934, and we’re specialists in giving people who are blind or partially sighted the means to live life on their own terms and to step out into the world again. Find out more at www.guidedogs.org.uk.
To help us continue our life-changing work, we rely on donations from individuals – the guide dog service does not receive any government funding. There are almost two million people in the UK living with sight loss today, a number which is predicted to double to four million by 2050, so we need your support to reach as many people who are blind or partially sighted as possible.