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VIDEO: Say hello to Flash as she meets Gavin and Stacey star for International Guide Dog Day

By Chris Saunderson

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TODAY is International Guide Dog Day.

Joanna Page meets Flash. Picture: Guide Dogs UK
Joanna Page meets Flash. Picture: Guide Dogs UK

The last Wednesday in April is a celebration of the great work that these dogs do for people with sight loss.

Guide Dogs UK will be celebrating its 90th anniversary of helping people with sight loss live the life they choose.

It has created ‘Flash’, a short, animated film celebrating the amazing dogs, volunteers, and staff, who have been at the heart of the charity's life-changing work since the beginning.

Flash is named after one of the UK’s first four Guide Dogs who was partnered with World War One veteran, Alan Caldwell in 1931.

Actress Joanna Page, one of the stars of Gavin and Stacey, has backed the charity's work.

She said: "It was such a pleasure to meet the adorable Flash. Her name carries so much history for Guide Dogs in its 90th year, and I’m delighted to help the charity tell the story of Flash and other life-changing dogs like her.

"Of course Flash’s incredible journey wouldn’t be possible without Guide Dogs’ amazing volunteers. We’re celebrating them throughout the year, starting with a gorgeous animated film which everyone should watch. I was thrilled to be the voice of Flash in the audio story, which means everyone can enjoy this wonderful tale."

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