Could you make a difference to people living with sight loss and help train a puppy?

Guide Dogs is holding a coffee morning at the White Hart, Cricklade, Swindon, SN6 6AA on Thursday July 13 from 10am until noon. It’s your opportunity to meet some of the beautiful puppies.

Guide Dogs is looking for volunteer puppy walkers who can look after a puppy in their own home, in and around the Swindon area.

Puppy walking is a crucial volunteering role which prepares guide dog puppies for their working life by familiarising them with different environments, including the home, towns and public transport. Volunteer puppy walkers provide the full-time care and education of a puppy from seven weeks of age until they are between 12 and 14 months old.

Volunteer Linda says “it’s so rewarding I feel I’m making a difference. It is difficult when the dogs go into training but when you are told the puppy you walked is now a qualified guide dog your heart just swells with pride.”

If you would like to find out more about this or any other volunteering opportunities, call 0845 372 7428 or email Hazel on

To apply to be a Puppy Walker, visit