Meet Barney, our sponsored guide dog

Over the past couple of years we have been raising money to name a guide dog – along with all our other charities. Thanks to everyone’s generosity and a lot of hard work we have now raised the £5,000 that enables  us to choose a name for this lovely dog … and Barney seemed  an obvious choice!

He was born on June 21 and has now been placed with a puppy walker. You can see his birth certificate below.  

This is the beginning of a very exciting journey for Barney. For now he is an uncoordinated bundle of fluff but over the next few weeks and months he will start his transformation into a responsible guide dog. Guide Dogs will be updating us on his progress and you will be able to follow it here.

Every hour another person in the UK goes blind. When someone loses their sight Guide Dogs is there to make sure they don’t lose their freedom as well. The charity relies on donations to continue its life-changing work and every pound raised makes a difference to people in the UK living with sight loss

Here’s the latest update on Barney
Barney’s progress timetable