Redbridge Guide Dogs visit Forest

Redbridge Guide Dog trainers Jai and Laura visited Forest on Wednesday 19 October, bringing with them two young trainee dogs.

The trainers visited the School to speak in the weekly Prep assembly about the work the organisation does and how it helps blind people across the capital.

The two Labrador puppies, Inky and Arthur, quickly became popular with the young pupils with Arthur rolling around the Deaton Theatre stage. (They do say never work with children and animals…)


Jai and Laura talked about how long it takes to train these special dogs and how £50,000 is needed in fundraising for each dog.

This year, Forest’s Doctor’s House will be supporting Redbridge Guide Dogs and throughout the year will hold regular fundraising events, including a disco next term.

Prep School teacher, Mrs Kate Clark said: “It was a special assembly and it has inspired us to raise as much money as we can through our charitable events over this academic year for the charity.”


Redbridge Guide Dogs is part of the London team of UK organisation Guide Dogs, which deliver a range of mobility services. This includes training guide dogs, empowering people through sighted guide and supporting people through a buddy dog scheme.