Forward magazine

Forward is Guide Dogs’ magazine for supporters, clients and the general public. First published in 1943, each edition is packed with news, events and stories about the amazing people and dogs involved with us, from owners and volunteers to trainers and fundraisers.

To subscribe please contact us via email: or call us on 0800 953 0113

You can request braille, large print or an audio CD version.

If you do require an audio version, we also have audio files readily available. 

Forward Spring/Summer 2018

This year is Forward magazine’s 75th anniversary and we’re celebrating with an edition crammed full of history, plus all the very latest on what’s going on at Guide Dogs.

The issue kicks off with Chief Executive Tom Wright talking about how Guide Dogs’ strategy is evolving, to ensure this charity is fighting fit for a future helping even more people with sight loss to feel part of life.

We mark the magazine’s anniversary by catching up with some of its former stars to find out what they’re up to now. But we’re not the only one with a special milestone; in the news section from page six, learn how Eleanor Lindsay has achieved an incredible 50 years of guide dog partnerships!

Page 23 features a brilliant image from 1958 and explains how the guide dog breeding programme has expanded since then. By contrast, find out about all the state-of-the-art technology projects we’ve been part of on pages 16 and 17.

Finally, on pages 20 – 22 you can read more about the wonderful work of Guide Dogs’ children and young people services and how we’re helping two-year-old Nell to realise her potential.

Forward accessible PDF

Forward text file

Forward audio files

We hope you enjoy reading this edition of your magazine – and don’t forget to let us know what you think of it:

Previous editions

Autumn Forward 2017
Summer Forward 2017
Spring Forward 2017

Get in touch with the editor

Get in touch with the editor of Forward to submit your story ideas or your feedback.