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running the Great North Run for Guide Dogs because I cannot imagine the world without sight.

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  • Event: Bupa Great North Run 2012, 16 Sep 2012

Guide Dogs

We breed and train guide dogs to give blind people freedom and mobility

Charity Registration No. in England and Wales 209617 and Scotland SC038979

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Thank you for visiting my JustGiving page.

I have chosen to raise money for the Guide Dogs organisation simply because I cannot imagine a world without sight.  The more I learn about the Guide Dogs organisation the more I am compelled to raise money for this amazing charity.

A guide dog provides freedom and mobility for a blind or partially sighted person, but the lifetime cost of a dog is £50,000. I’m hoping to raise as much money as possible for this fantastic cause, but £600 provides guide dog training for one visually impaired person, so I have made this my target. For someone obsessed with the aesthetic I simply cannot imagine life without sight and I therefore believe that an organisation like the Guide Dogs, who receive no government money and are completely backed by donations, are worthy recipients of my efforts – and your donations!

The run itself, from Newcastle to South Shields, is thirteen gruelling miles in length and represents my first attempt at a half-marathon. For those who want to come and witness my pain first-hand the run is on 16th September 2012 with the start time around mid-morning. It is very easy to donate through this page, and a donation of whatever you can manage, be it ten pence or ten pounds, will go towards helping this fantastic charity and supporting the sterling work they do.

Thank you.

So please dig deep and donate now.

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