Jean searching for a sighted buddy

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Visually impaired Bedlington Station resident Jean Scrowther is searching for a volunteer sighted buddy to accompany her and her guide dog Bess to do a Lidl shop, sometimes pop for a coffee and occasionally go to Morpeth on a market day.

Jean has been on the waiting list for the My Guide service for 12 months and the local Guide Dogs team are keen to find someone who can support her for a couple of hours every week.

Jean Scrowther and her guide dog Bess.

Jean Scrowther and her guide dog Bess.

Bess enables Jean to get out and about in her local area, but she needs a little more support to venture further afield.

Sighted buddies are given full training in how to guide safely and confidently and receive on-going support throughout the time they volunteer.

To find out more about being a sighted buddy, call Catherine Parry on 03451 430220 or email catherine.parry@guidedogs.org.uk