Jessica Tuomela


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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For our Guides: Edinburgh to London

Jessica Tuomela

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Hi, thanks for visiting my page. My challenge is to run from Edinburgh to London in order to raise not only funds for Guide Dogs, but also to raise awareness for the need of accessibility of fitness and leisure activities for disabled people. I've never been  a runner. In fact, I was a Paralympic swimmer and a sprinter at that. So as you can imagine, running over 600 miles is going to be challenging in itself and then we add in the fact that I'm totally blind. But, with the support of some great guide runners and a lot of logistical support networks, this run is definitely achievable.

I have been a guide dog handler for ten years and can attest to the difference these dogs make in a blind or visually impaired person's life. Raising and training a guide dog is an expensive endeavor and I under took this challenge with the hope that I could make a difference in someone, or a few someones, life.

Please help me make a difference. 

Through Virgin Money Giving, you can sponsor me and donations will be quickly processed and passed to Guide Dogs. Virgin Money Giving is a not for profit organisation and will claim gift aid on a charity's behalf where the donor is eligible for this. I really appreciate all your support and thank you for any donations.

Come and run with me.

Recent donors

20.01.13 Good Luck Jess!!

28.11.12 Go for it Jess... if anyone can do it its you.

01.11.12 Good luck from all at Batchelor Davidson and Watson vets.

26.10.12 Good Luck!


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Last donor:
Mathew & Sarah Sherwood - Abbeville SC
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