Ride the Zip Wire in aid of Guide Dogs

Ride the Zip Wire for Charity

Sunday 14 October 2012
The Wire Zip Slide
at The National Diving & Activity Centre, Chepstow

Dare to take the Zip Wire Challenge this Guide Dogs Week?The Wire Zip Slide Chepstow

Reach speeds of up to 40mph while zipping across a beautiful water filled quarry. 70m high and 700m long, The National Diving and Activity Centre boasts one of the UK’s longest zipwires.

For a minimum sponsorship of £50 you can take part in what is bound to be a thrilling day.

Friends and family are very welcome to come along on the day and support you in your challenge. There is an excellent viewing area and café bar and you may even want to stay the night in the exciting Wigwam village accommodation.

To book your place

Contact Alison Selby, Alison.Selby@guidedogs.org.uk, 07500 993210

Further information available on the guide dogs website>

About Guide Dogs

Guide Dogs provide mobility and freedom to blind and partially sighted people. They also campaign for the rights of people with visual impairment, educate the public about eye care and fund eye disease research.

Guide Dogs have been expertly breeding and training guide dogs for more than 75 years, providing many thousands to blind and partially-sighted people of all ages and from all walks of life.

They also deliver confidence-building rehabilitation services to adults, young people and children – including long cane mobility training and communication and daily living skills.

Guide Dogs carries out research that provides sound scientific evidence on which to base our services, campaigns, policies and operational procedures.

They fund ophthalmic research projects, and carry out canine research in-house.

Visual impairment is a fact of life for thousands of people, and with an ageing population many more will be affected by sight loss in the future. Guide Dogs campaign alongside visually-impaired people for rights that most sighted people take for granted. These include access to services and transport, freedom of mobility, and provision of better rehabilitation services. Working closely with guide dog owners, service providers, other voluntary organisation and MPs, we’ve won major victories and have successfully lobbied to influence policies and legislation.

 

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