Graham Owen

Graham's record breaking salt water blind dive

Fundraising for Guide Dogs
raised of £500 target
by 79 supporters
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In memory of Paula Blakemore
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RCN Eng. & Wales 209617, Scot. SC038979, & IoM 1334
We breed and train guide dogs to give blind people freedom and mobility


My guide dog Gypsy makes my life possible.  With her at my side, I have the freedom and independence to do the things I want to do - including my biggest passion, diving. 

I would like to raise funds for Guide Dogs to help train more of these life-changing animals.  Therefore, I am visiting the Red Sea in March, and will attempt to break the world record for the deepest salt water dive achieved by a blind person. The record (set by me!) currently stands at 105m but I want to go deeper! I will be accompanied by friends Steve Arnold and Albi Roberts, and will complete the challenge between the 6th and 11th March.

When I lost my sight and couldn't do some of the adrenaline pumping hobbies I once could, I decided to start deep water diving. I became hooked, joined the White Rose Dolphins diving club and now dive most weekends.  I am hoping to raise loads of money for Guide Dogs - both to inspire me to break the record, and train more life-changing dogs like Gypsy. Thank you for sponsoring me. 

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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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