Schools called upon to help raise awareness of Guide Dogs appeal

Guide dogs
Guide dogs

Guide Dogs are asking schools in the Haverhill area to get involved in their Future Heroes Day activities on May 9 to help raise money to train more puppies to become guide dog heroes.

Heroes like Guide Dog of the Year Winner, Jazz, who pulled her owner, Emma Free and her children to safety when a lorry mounted the kerb right next to them.

“If it weren’t for Jazz I don’t think me or my kids would be here now. I knew I could trust her with mine and my children’s lives.

“I didn’t hesitate to follow her.”

To celebrate their four legged heroes, Guide Dogs is asking schools to hold ‘when I grow up’ themed dress up day, to explore what pupils want to be when they grow up whilst thinking about their futures and how they can be heroes to people with visual impairments in their community.

Future Heroes packs full of teaching ideas and resources are available to support your day including a poster, stickers, comics and activity sheets to help pupils explore how Guide Dogs turns pups into life changing guide dogs.

Guide Dogs always likes to give something back to schools who support them, so schools who raise £300 will be offered the chance to enrol on their Sponsor a Puppy @ School scheme following 3 real guide dog puppies adventures from birth to qualification, and schools who raise £1500 will have the opportunity to

name and meet their very own guide dog puppy.

National Schools and Youth Manager, Claire Mulford said: “We love working with schools and really enjoy sharing our stories with them.

“Future Heroes Day is a lovely activity for schools to support Guide Dogs. They can explore the amazing journeys of our puppies whilst also encouraging children to think about their own futures and how they can make a difference”

To register your school for Future Heroes day, visit or email