Charities

Every Year, The Market Bosworth Country Show supports local charities by donating the majority of the money to the years chosen charity.

 

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The Guide Dogs story started in 1931 with two amazing British pioneers, Muriel Crooke and Rosamund Bond. These remarkable women organised the training of the first four British guide dogs from a humble lock up garage in Wallasey, Merseyside.

We’ve come a very long way since those early days. Today Guide Dogs is the world’s largest breeder and trainer of working dogs. And thanks to our dedicated staff and volunteers – and your vital donations – we’ve helped over 29,000 people to achieve life-changing independence.

Andrew GilzeanThe next 80 years and beyond

We may have a long and fascinating history, but our story is always evolving. Over the coming years we’re looking to increase the number of guide dog partnerships, but we’re also developing a broader range of services that will help more people who are blind and partially sighted people to get out and about on their own terms. As part of our strategy for the next 10 years, for example, we’re increasing the scope of our service to include a Buddy Dogs scheme for young people, and My Guide, a sighted guiding service, helping people with sight loss get out of their homes and engage with their community.

We will not rest until people who are blind or partially sighted can enjoy the same freedom of movement as everyone else.

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