Chiltern Forest on Course for Second Guide Dog Puppy

Chiltern Golf Club - Name a Guide Dog PuppyChiltern Forest Golf Club have selected Guide Dogs as their Charity of the Year for 2018. To celebrate this partnership, Nadia Turnbull, who is a local guide dog owner, visited the golf club with her guide dog Leah. Nadia lost her sight 14 years ago, after several years, she decided to apply for a guide dog and was partnered up with Leah two year ago.

The Golf Club decided to raise £2,500 to enable them to name a guide dog puppy, Chiltern. They have so far raised £2,750 and are now on their way to raising enough money to name a second guide dog puppy; Forest.

Maria Darriba representing the club said “Chiltern Forest Golf Club is both proud and privileged to be able to support Guide Dogs and to have reached our first target of £2500 thus enabling our club to name a puppy, providing a tangible benefit to help enable someone to regain their independence We are truly humbled by the opportunity and would like to thank all the members at Chiltern Forest Golf Club for helping to make this happen.”

If you would like to find out more about how you can donate a name to a guide dog puppy or how you can get involved in fundraising for Guide Dogs locally, please contact or telephone: 07468 711922

Name a Puppy

A name is the first gift that a guide dog puppy receives and is a chance for a donor to become part of their life-changing story. The Name a Puppy scheme has four levels; Donate a Name, Walk, Learn and Guide. To donate a name for a puppy, you can do this for a gift of £2,500. In return, we’ll send the donora puppy pack, inc luding a photograph of the named puppy and a birth certificate. For a minimum donation of £5,000, you can name a guide dog puppy and receive personalised updates and photos throughout their first year, until they enter one of our National Training Schools. You even get to meet the puppy you’ve named. For a minimum donation of £10,000, you will get to name a guide dog puppy, receive individual updates and beautiful photographs from birth to qualification as a guide dog, and enjoy the amazing experience of meeting them – twice! It takes around 20 months to transform a tiny puppy into a confident guide dog, and you can proudly follow them every step of the way.

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. We’re a UK-wide charity, founded in 1934, and 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

We rely on donations to continue our life-changing work – every pound raised makes a difference to people in the UK living with sight loss. 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, so we need your support to reach as many people who are blind or partially sighted as possible.

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