5th October 2021 by

Guide Dogs for the Blind 90th anniversary

Since October 1931, Guide Dogs for the Blind have been helping people with sight loss live the life they choose.

The first four guide dog owners in Britain were veterans of the WWI. To honour this, the two main features of the 90th anniversary garden at the Chelsea Flower Show were two metal sculptures – one, a veteran in the hollow looking very sad and feeling lost, and the second is of a veteran with a guide dog to represent the life these men were able to regain when matched with their German Shepherds in October 1931. 

The garden – a celebration of 90 years of Guide Dogs for the Blind Association, the lifeline it provides, and the puppies who will transform lives in the future – was designed to be enjoyed by people with sight loss by using flower arrangements in vivid blocks of colour, with different textures, smells and even tastes.

The Guide Dogs 90 appeal is a fundraising event – walk 90km, bake 90 cakes – for more ideas, visit https://www.guidedogs.org.uk/guide-dogs-90th-anniversary/

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