Guide Dogs

Willard Wigan's fundraiser for Daniel

Help fund more guide dogs like puppy Daniel and support Willard Wigan MBE's fundraising for this year's Guide Dogs Appeal. Big or small, every donation makes a difference - just £16 could buy a coat for a puppy in training, just like Daniel.
by 12 supporters
RCN Eng. & Wales 209617, Scot. SC038979, & IoM 1334


I'm thrilled to have sculpted the tiniest guide dog puppy in the world in support of this years Guide Dogs Appeal, helping raise funds and awareness for those with sight loss. This sculpture is the size of a full stop in a newspaper, mounted within the eye of a tiny sewing needle. It represents all those that feel unseen, as I did for many years of my life.

Every day 250 people join the 2 million already living with sight loss and this number is set to double by 2050. And since last year's Guide Dogs Appeal alone, around 100,000 more people in the UK have been told they will lose their sight. Guide Dog's expert staff, amazing volunteers and life-changing dogs will be there to support them every step of the way.

It costs £54,800 to support a guide dog from birth to retirement. Every donation will help fund more puppies like Daniel, who will hopefully grow up to change the life of someone currently living with sight loss.

It's sometimes the small things that matter the most and can leave the biggest impact on our lives. Just because you can't see it, doesn't mean you can't feel it, or be inspired by it.

To find out more about how you can support Guide Dogs visit

Thank you

Willard Wigan MBE

About the charity

Guide Dogs

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RCN Eng. & Wales 209617, Scot. SC038979, & IoM 1334
The ability to get around is vital in order to live a full life yet thousands of people with sight loss never leave home alone. We empower visually impaired people to do that and rely on the support of the public to fund the guide dog service.

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