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Guide Dogs' Sensory Tunnel to visit Swansea

Shoppers in Swansea are being offered the chance to find out how it feels to be blind, courtesy of Guide Dogs Cymru. The charity is bringing its sensory tunnel to Morfa Retail Park, Swansea on Wednesday January 17, allowing visitors to experience for themselves the challenges and sensations of life without sight.

Entry to the tunnel is free, plus there’s the opportunity to meet a working guide dog. There will also be a chance to find out more about My Guide, the sighted guiding service which aims to get people out and about in the community.

Guide Dogs Cymru is currently recruiting volunteers in the Swansea area take on this rewarding role, and they take care to get the right match of personality and interests. For example, a blind or visually impaired person may wish to work towards going to the football. Each volunteer might only give an hour a week, but it needs to be a regular commitment. Specialist training is given, leading to a qualification that can be added to a CV.

If you are over 18 and would like to know more, come along to Morfa Retail Park on Wednesday January 17 between 10.30am-3.30pm. You’ll find the tunnel near the entrances to Next and Curry’s PC World. Alternatively, ring Ian Coxon, My Guide Ambassador for Guide Dogs Cymru, on 07881 269572 or email ian.coxon@guidedogs.org.uk.


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