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Today I wanted to share with you something that is a little different to what I usually talk about on my blog, today I am not joining you to talk shoes cosmetics and fashion. But, instead I am going to tell you all about something in relation to Guide Dogs Uk, a charity that is very close to my heart.
The Guide Dogs Stand Out Bus Tour
Last week I was invited to attend the launch of the brand new Guide Dogs bus tour which is all in support of the upcoming Guide Dogs Week in October.
The event saw the launch of the big yellow bus which began its tour from the Transport Museum in Covent Garden, London.
The bus has been decorated with Guide Dogs images, branding, logos and is in the iconic neon yellow that symbolises the Guide Dogs harness and is set to be touring across the UK to raise awareness of one of the current Guide Dogs Campaigns to have more Audio Announcements on buses.
Why Is This Important?
Audio Announcements is something that is extremely important for not just Guide Dog Owners, but for all people using public transport as it allows people to have a greater awareness of where they are going and is extremely useful for tourists and travellers.
The audio announcements allows for people with sight loss to have an equal understanding of their surroundings to a fully sighted passenger and thats why Guide Dogs are campaigning for it. To allow visually impaired people the same freedom of movement and independence on buses as other passengers.
Click here to view more information on thus current campaign.
What Is The Bus For
The Bus is set to tour across the UK and features a host of information, and activities around talking buses for all the family. There will also be Guide Dog Owners and volunteers who will be able to talk to you about the campaign.
You will also have the chance to sign the current petition for the Talking Buses campaign which will in turn help to make a difference to the lives of visually impaired people across the UK.
Below are the following dates that the Guide Dogs stand out bus will be visiting a town near you.
13 and 14 September
Queen Street – 10am-6pm
20 and 21 September
27 and 28 September
Argyle Street 10am-6pm
What If The Bus Isn’t Visiting You?
If you find that the bus is not visiting a town near you, never fear, for you can simply make your own little big bus and tweet images of it in your local area to raise awareness of the Talking Buses Campaign.
Click here to download a template to make your very on Little Big Bus.
Then send your images of your very own Little Big Bus on its personal tour to firstname.lastname@example.org or tweet them to @gdcampaigns or @guidedogs vis the #littlebigbus.
Find Out More
To find out more about all of the other events going on for Guide Dogs Week this October don’t forget to check out the website http://www.guidedogs.org.uk or click here to view more information and to find out about events happening near you or how to plan your own event.
You could donate an hour of your time by clicking here.
And don’t forget there is also the Lets Glow For Guide Dogs Date on the 10th October where we hope to light up the whole of Britain wearing neon.
Get tweeting under #standout and don’t forget to keep a sharp eye out for that famous yellow bus!
And thats all we have time for today folks, thank you for reading and don’t forget to join me on twitter @DavisonEm and watch this space for more exciting news and projects.