"Having a Guide Dog has meant that I can really live my life," says Becky in an emotional and moving story told through neon artwork in this brand new video released today (October 7) as part of Guide Dogs Week 2015.

First realising that her sight loss had become so bad at the young age of 17, Becky discovered she would need extra help when she noticed she could no longer recognise her family's faces, even when they were in the same room as her.

Partnered by Guide Dogs with Golden Labrador Retriever Hattie, the duo soon became trusted friends, in a beautiful relationship explored in the new video.

Chatting about how her life has been changed, Becky says: "Before I got Hattie I didn't have much confidence and I could barely face going out alone.

"She's changed all of that and I now have the freedom to go wherever I want, whenever I want. That might not sound like a big deal to some people but for me it's been life-changing.

"I hope people join in and stand out for guide dogs this week so that they can continue their invaluable work and help others like me."

Guide Dogs worked with UK choreographer Johnny White and Julie Kavanagh from JK Dance to create the visual piece, with professional dancers and the Scout Association onboard.

Running from October 3 to October 11, Guide Dogs Week aims to meet its biggest fundraising target ever of £1 million, to help the charity Guide Dogs continue its life changing work.

The theme this year is 'Let's Glow', in tribute to the famous neon flash on the guide dog harness.

Members of the public can get involved in a variety of ways, including:

  • Holding a Glow Party - put on a neon social event with friends
  • Let's Glow Friday - donate and dress in neon on Friday October 9
  • Give and Glow - donate through the Guide Dogs Week website
  • Sponsor a guide dog puppy
  • Buy exclusive neon Guide Dogs Week gifts from www.dogalogue.com

by for www.femalefirst.co.uk
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