Each October, your local Guide Dogs Fundraising team has organised a Walk through the Blackpool Lights that is a fully inclusive, deeply sensory and fun event. 2020 is its 10th year, but Covid had struck …so!
This year we are running a Virtual Glo-Walkies, selling space on the giant screens at The Sandcastle, North Pier and Houndshill for people to see their pet dogs displayed during September from Switch-on until the end of Guide Dog Month in October. All the details, plus the link to purchase tickets can be found on http://www.glo-walkies.org.uk
We also have a Virtual Dog Show for people to enter their dogs onto the website – automatic entry for those buying Giant Screen Space. The 2021 Poster Dog will be chosen from the top five choices at the end of October. This year’s poster Dog is Chewie, chosen from last year’s Dog Show winners on the night of the 2019 Walk.
Some local guide dog owners are planning to live stream an actual Walk on the original date (October 9th), but we’ve extended the participation period to the end of Guide Dog Month in October.