Yvonne Casciani was a passionate supporter of Guide Dogs in her lifetime, and her daughter Christine Pye shares her opinion that it is just as important to give back as to enjoy what life hands you.
We both felt very strongly that one of the greatest gifts we have is sight. I live on the south coast, which is such a beautiful part of the world where I get to look out at the sea and enjoy watching the sun rise and set almost every day.
As a way of continuing to support Guide Dogs, Yvonne left a gift in her Will, moving Christine to raise money and name a guide dog puppy in her memory.
We named the first dog that Mum’s legacy had partly funded – a beautiful German shepherd – Rex. Meeting him for the first time was such an emotional experience.
Following her mother’s inspirational example, Christine is also leaving a gift in her Will to Guide Dogs.
I’m so happy to think that at some point in the future my money will go towards some lovely dogs who will go on to become someone’s eyes.
It is thanks to generous forward-thinking people like Christine and Yvonne that Guide Dogs can transform the lives of thousands of people with sight loss so that they are able to enjoy the same independence and opportunities as everyone else.
John's journey - a guide dogs legacy
Watch guide dog puppy John meet inspirational Guide Dogs supporter Christine Pye, a lady who inherited her love of the Guide Dogs from her mother, Yvonne.
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