The Royal National College for the Blind (RNC)

Today is International Guide Dog Day – This is Kali with her guide dog, Blake.

Blake is 3 years old. Kali says:

‘After undergoing the application process with my home area team while being at RNC (as I knew it can be a long wait), I had my last assessments through Guide Dogs Birmingham Mobility Team. I was on the waiting list for 3 months and was then matched with Blake.’

‘Blake is an affectionate and soppy dog who loves to play with his soft toys and playing in the park with other dogs.
Blake has made such a big difference to my life, giving me more confidence in many areas such as travel and being in public. He has also provided me with great companionship.’

Picture 1 shows Kali and Blake sitting on a beach at sunset.

Picture 2 shows Kali on a spin bike, taking part in an RNC fundraising Spinathon at the Holme Lacy Road Co-op in Hereford. Blake waits patiently in the left of the photo.

Picture 3 shows a picture of Blake posing for the camera during the Spinathon.