13 August 2017 – On this Sunday’s edition of Brenda’s Bag our trusty Radio Fox cleaner interviews volunteer co-ordinator Penny Hefferan to discuss the sighted guide service My Guide.

My Guide is a service provided by Guide Dogs. My Guide aims to support blind and partially sighted people to get out and about and do the things they want to do. The My Guide service has vetted and appropriately trained volunteers who use guiding techniques to help people with sight loss to work towards the mobility goals they want to achieve. This could involve accessing activities and places of interest in the local community, learning familiar routes and improving fitness.

The My Guide service can also provide training in sighted guiding techniques to friends and family in order for them to acquire the skills to guide safely. If you would like to be a sighted guide and make a special difference to someone’s life in Leicester click on the links below and get involved. Or call Penny Hefferan on 0118 9838882.

Listen to the Radio Fox cleaner Brenda as she meets Penny Hefferan and her guide dog Questa to talk about the My Guide service and guide dogs in general. Will Questa let Penny hand over Brenda’s official pork pie? To find out Listen Again to the entire show by clicking here.  Brenda, Penny, & Questa

Penny and Brenda also discuss how modern technology has made a big impact the lives of people with sight issues.

Just for fun checkout Guide Mogs For The Blind to see why dogs are preferred for guiding.

For more information call Penny Hefferan on 0118 9838882 or alternatively email penny.hefferan@guidedogs.org.uk

Click on the following links to find out more.

My Guide
Sighted guiding leaflet
Guide Dogs