Welcome, and thank you for visiting our web site.
We are a friendly group of volunteers in the Solihull area which was originally formed as a branch of the Guide Dogs for the Blind Association in May 1970.
As volunteers, we work in various ways alongside members of the community and businesses in our area to raise much needed money to support the work of Guide Dogs.
Guide Dogs breed and train guide dogs which provide life changing mobility and there are currently about 4,500 working guide dog partnerships in the UK. Guide dog owners only have to pay a nominal 50p for their dog to ensure no one is prevented from having one due to a lack of funds. The full lifetime cost of a guide dog from birth to retirement is currently £48,800. This money comes solely from the generosity of the general public. No funds are provided for Guide Dogs by either government or local authorities for the guide dog service.
Thank you very much for your interest; do please contact us if you would like to help our efforts for the benefit of blind and partially-sighted people by giving them back their independence. If you would like to help us in our efforts, you will be very welcome.