Gracie Baker takes (a huge amount of) steps to support her favourite charity!

First Give Project – Social Action from Home

Last week I decided to ‘walk my socks off’ to raise money for The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association, my chosen charity for my social action project in PCE. I was inspired to raise money and raise awareness of the amazing work that guide dogs do every day: they help blind and partially sighted people throughout the UK.

I thought in this pandemic they may need some extra help.

When researching this incredible cause, I gained knowledge on how much guide dogs do to support their owners and their families. I came across a video of a teenager being taken to the shops by a worker for The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association. She was teaching her how to be safe on paths, roads and entering shops; she also taught her how to feel the money so she could pay the right amount. She was, therefore, able to meet her friends in town and be independent.

From my own perspective, we may take these little things for granted and don't realise how special it can be for someone to do that independently. At the end, I raised £40 and walked over 46,000 steps along with thousands of other people over the UK - and I did not see a soul.

Gracie Baker – Yr 8


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