Who are Guide Dogs?
A UK-wide charity, Guide Dogs helps people with sight loss to live the life they choose and to step out into the world with confidence. 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.
What is the Walk Your Socks Off Fundraiser?
Guide Dogs is calling on Cornwall residents to join a community of virtual steppers to help raise vital funds for the charity’s life-changing services.
The Walk Your Socks Off challenge asks people to set their own step target in a chosen week in May, which you can accomplish within your own home and under current government guidelines. It's not too late to join in.
Who is Getting Involved with the Walk Your Socks Off Fundraiser?
As a national fundraising campaign, there are people across the U.K. walking their socks to fundraise for Guide Dogs.
Local Cornish resident, Charlotte Mysinger and her two boys - William and Alfie are doing the step challenge for the charity.
The boys have already smashed their target and you can contribute on their justgiving page here: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/charlotte-mysinger
Why Get Involved with the Walk Your Socks Off Fundraiser?
You can take part as a household or challenge your friends and family to join a virtual stepping group, helping you all to keep fit, healthy and connected whilst so many of us are apart.
Participants will be asked to raise at least £100 to help people with sight loss live the life they choose. In return the charity will replace your worn-out socks with an exclusive Guide Dogs pair.
Please note: Due to current circumstances please consult government guidance around social distancing and isolation before planning your walking activities. Always consider the safety of yourself and others.