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Guide Dogs at Milton’s Cottage

On Saturday 29th June, from 11am to 1pm, Milton’s Cottage will receive some rather special visitors when we join forces with the charity Guide Dogs to host cream teas in the company of some life changing guide dogs and puppies in training.

Visitors can meet some amazing guide dogs, learn more about the work of the charity and take a blindfold walk through Milton’s Cottage, reflecting the fact that Milton was blind when he lived here.

There are around 2 million people living with sight loss in the UK.  Guide Dogs aims to support people with a visual impairment to keep their independence and maintain their lifestyles.  To help provide a range of services to blind and partially sighted people, Guide Dogs have lots of incredible and dedicated volunteers and are currently looking for more people to get involved with their local fundraising group.

To find out more contact or call the local team: 0345 1430224

About Guide Dogs

Every hour, another person in the UK loses their sight and if this happens to you, Guide Dogs is there to make sure you don’t lose your freedom as well.

We want everyone who experiences sight loss to be able to live their lives the way they choose and feel confident, independent and supported in the world. A UK-wide charity, we’re specialists in giving people who are blind or partially sighted the means to live life on their own terms and to step out into the world again. Find out more at  To help us continue our life-changing work, we rely on donations from individuals. There are almost two million people in the UK living with sight loss today, a number which is predicted to double to four million by 2050.