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Guide Dogs' Sensory Tunnel to visit Wrexham

People in Wrexham 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 Glyndwr University on February 1 and the Tesco store on Border Retail Park on February 2, 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. Many people with sight loss find the world a frightening place and rarely leave home. My Guide gives them the freedom and confidence to get back out into the community. guide Dogs is currently recruiting volunteers in the Wrexham 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 visit Guide Dogs in Wrexham between 10am-3pm either day. Alternatively, ring Ian Coxon on 07881 269572 or email ian.coxon@guidedogs.org.uk.


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