The Guide Dogs charity has released an emotional ‘moving neon artwork’ telling the story of Becky who lost her sight as a teenager. As her eye sight deteriorated, Becky, from Liverpool, became more and more isolated, but everything changed when she met her guide dog Hattie.
This inspiring short film is released to coincide with this year’s Guide Dogs Week (3-11 October), celebrating the amazing difference that guide dogs like Hattie make to the lives of thousands of people in the UK. The Guide Dogs Week theme is ‘Let’s Glow’ – a tribute to the famous neon guide dog harness.
The video concept is based on Becky’s experience of losing her sight and how Hattie has helped to turn her life around. As Becky tells her story in her own words, dancers move in the dark to form shapes representing her story with flashes of neon colour appearing.
Speaking about how her guide dog changed her life 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 don’t share my story very often, but this was a really nice way to share it in a positive way. I hope people also join in and glow for Guide Dogs this week so that the charity can continue their invaluable work and help other people like me regain their freedom.”
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Running from 3 to 11 October, Guide Dogs Week aims to meet a fundraising target of £1million – its biggest ever – to help the charity Guide Dogs continue its life-changing work making sure that people in the UK who lose their sight don’t lose their freedom as well. This year the theme for Guide Dogs Week is ‘Lets Glow’ in tribute to the famous neon flash on the guide dog harness. Find out more at www.guidedogs.org.uk/letsglow