HELP GUIDE DOGS WEEK 2018
THIS year Guide Dogs Week 2018 runs from October 6-14, and the charity Guide Dogs is asking the people of Cheshire and Merseyside to help create more life changing partnerships, by donating an hour of their time at a local collection point in Cheshire or Merseyside.
As well as visiting a local collection point, you can also help to raise vital funds by moving it for money.
Donate an hour of your time to bake, sing, run, dance – anything that gets you moving it for Guide Dogs.
With your fundraising support, you will help to provide life-changing services to people living with sight loss, just like Jules, who said: “Sight loss left me isolated.
“My friends all worked and my family weren’t local – I couldn’t even get to the local shop for a loaf of bread.
“I was housebound and felt I’d literally been thrown in a black hole.
“Getting my guide dog Tessa, meant getting my independence back.
“Suddenly, I could get on the bus to meet friends and I could go shopping or to the gym.
“Everything I’d taken for granted before losing my sight I was able to do once more because of Tessa.
“There is no doubt that losing your sight is devastating, but having a guide dog has meant that I have got my life back.
“Tessa has allowed me to live the life I want to lead.”
Guide Dogs is working for a world where people with sight loss are never left out of life, for a world where being partially sighted is not what defines you.
You can find out more about Guide Dogs Week at https://www.guidedogs.org.uk/ guidedogsweek
WE’D like to invite your readers to get their running shoes on and stride out in next year’s Great North Run to help beat meningitis.
By running for Meningitis Now in the Great North Run – the biggest and best half marathon in the world – you’ll be helping us to fight meningitis in the UK and move us ever nearer to our vision of a future where no one dies from the disease and everyone affected gets the support they need.
Sadly, meningitis and septicaemia continue to affect thousands of people in the UK each year and kill more under-5s than any other infectious disease.
Help us fight back by funding research, raising awareness and supporting survivors.
This year we had 50 runners taking part in the run, raising over £21,000 (thank you everybody).
Next year we’d like to do even better.
We have guaranteed places for the event, on Sunday, September 8, 2019, for a registration fee of £25 and a minimum pledge of £300.
Our friendly events team is on hand to support your training and fundraising and, as well as a running top, we provide a post-race reception, including a sports massage and refreshments. It’s a day not to miss.
Why not join our team today?
Find out more at www. MeningitisNow.org or by emailing me at michaelai@ meningitisnow.org