Back in July 2020, Guide Dogs were one of our feature charities and they were also the most donated to charity during the year! Your car donations raised £17,451.10 in support of their work to support people with sight loss. The post below was provided by Guide Dogs:
Funds raised through Giveacar enables Guide Dogs to support people with sight loss through the pandemic.
It’s International Guide Dogs day today, where we celebrate our amazing life-changing guide dogs and the services we provide to adults, young people and children living with sight loss and their families, helping them to live the life they choose.
It’s also an opportunity to celebrate our wonderful partners such as Giveacar, whose help in raising funds and awareness is crucial, so we can deliver vital services for the sight loss community. Particularly when every day 250 more people join the 2 million already living with sight loss. And this number is set to double by 2050.
At Guide Dogs, we’re so grateful for all the support that Giveacar and their wonderful donors have provided. We’ve been working with them for almost 11 years! In 2020, we received an amazing total of over £17k from 74 donations!
The pandemic has been particularly hard for many people who are blind or partially sighted, and who have been affected by isolation and loneliness. The funds we received have helped us reach out to individuals through our ‘Keeping in Touch’ service to provide information, support and a friendly ear to those needing our help. We’ve also been working hard to continue training our dogs as far as restrictions have allowed, but we look forward to ramping up our efforts as soon as we can within safety guidelines.
“Giveacar and their amazing donors have supported Guide Dogs generously, helping us continue our work during the pandemic as people with sight loss have faced many challenges. We have continued to support people virtually and over the telephone, even our puppy and dog training has been virtual in many cases. Thanks to Giveacar we’ve been able to deliver as many of our services to help more people live actively and independently.”
Selina Fairclough, Corporate Partnerships Development Manager, Guide Dogs