Gemma Hawker


Guide Dogs
The ability to get around is vital in order to live a full life yet thousands of blind and partially sighted people never leave home alone. Guide Dogs empowers visually impaired people to do that and relies totally on the support of the public to fund the guide dog service. We breed and train guide dogs which provide life changing mobility and there are currently 4,500 working guide dog partnerships in the UK. The full lifetime cost of a guide dog from birth to retirement is £48,500. We will not rest until blind and partially sighted people can enjoy the same freedom of movement as everyone else.
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Gemma's Running to be a Guide Dog Hero

Gemma Hawker

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Another year, another challenge. All in aid of making a few extra pounds for some wonderful charities. I like to vary the charities I fundraise for so everyone gets a look in and this year I have gone for a charity that needs no introduction.

 I will be running The Edinburgh Marathon for The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association who provide mobility and freedom to blind and partially sighted people. They also campaign for the rights of people with visual impairment, educate the public about eye care and fund eye disease research.

They have been expertly breeding and training guide dogs for more than 75 years, transforming the lives of many thousands blind and partially-sighted people of all ages and from all walks of life.

These Guide Dogs are just incredible and it is hard to believe that it is a charitable organisation that provide such transformations blind and partially sighted people’s lives by giving them their independence. By sponsoring me, you are contributing to breed and train a guide dog and to support the ongoing working partnership until the dog retires (around £50,000 per dog)

I am truly honoured to be running my 3rd marathon for a charity that has always been close to my heart and to become a Guide Dog Hero

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09.02.17 Well done Gemma have fun

09.02.17 Good luck girl! xxx


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