Heroic local Vet cycling 100 miles (again!) for Guide Dogs for the Blind
7th May 2015
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David Kydd of Kydd and Kydd Vets in Wimbledon has been a qualified veterinary surgeon for over 30 years. He is extremely passionate about the welfare of animals and indeed, how animals can help us two-legged humans.

A keen cyclist, David took part in the Prudential Ride London-Surrey 100 mile cycle event last year too - raising an incredible £2,500 for Guide Dogs for the Blind. Despite the torrential rain storm he successfully passed the finish line and hopes to do the same this year (but hopefully with better weather!).

The ability to get around is vital in order to live a full life yet thousands of blind and partially sighted people never leave home alone. Guide dogs empower visually impaired people to do that and relies totally on the support of the public to fund the guide dog service.

Guide Dogs for the Blind work tirelessly to help blind and partially sighted people through providing them with independence, freedom and mobility with the use of a guide dog. Not to mention the immense bond formed between human and dog, the dogs provide blind and partially sighted people with a loving companion.

But here's the shocker - it costs £48,500 for the lifetime cost of a guide dog. That's way over the average Joe's annual earnings, not to mention many blind and partially sighted people find it extremely difficult to find suitable work. This is why it's so important to raise money for this charity, because without kind donations there would be no way for these people to afford a guide dog.

Currently, there are 4,500 working guide dogs in the UK. Ongoing funds are essential for Guide Dogs for the Blind to continue it's life changing work.

Please click here to sponsor your local vet, David Kydd, on his mission to help blind and partially sighted people get their freedom back. 

To find out more about the charity, visit their website by clicking here

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