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Project information

Coffee Shop/Drop in

As a blind person started this to help other blind people and people with disabilities we feel we would like to give her a chance. She needs help to purchase a property to continue the work she is doing.

January 2018 - January 2020

Charity information: Pathfinder Guide Dog Programme

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  • Need


    We are Pathfinder Guide Dog Programme, a charity dedicated to providing seeing dogs for blind people.
    We currently run a charity coffee shop. From these premises we do so much to help not only blind people but others with different disabilities and the elderly too. All our helpers are volunteers who do not receive wages and no costs or overheads are taken from the proceeds. 100% of all funds raised go towards the training and welfa


    Not only used to provide to all a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere for breakfast, a mid-morning snack or lunch but it also provides a community meeting place where people from all walks of life pop in for a chat. We are aware that our coffee shop may be the only point of human contact that some of our clients have during the course of their day. We welcome people who may require “special needs”, offering them and their support workers a non-judgemental

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    Keep the community together


    » Safe place for disabled people to meet

    What success will look like

    Enabling the local disabled and elderly to get together

  • Impact


    We will bring the less abled together, giving people some self esteem and a place to go


    The sale of the property by the landlords. We would love to purchase this property to make it something that is here for a long time.


    Donors can be updated by email, our newsletter, our Facebook page.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £115,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £70,000 Purchase of Property Purchase of property, making us more stable
      £10,000 Blind Cooking Workshops A course for totally blind people to help them learn to cook for themselves
      £10,000 Living skills A course for disabled people, including blind people to learn to cope with daily living skills
      £20,000 Assistance Dog Traning This is where we would teach our potential clients about our dogs, first aid, grooming etc
      £5,000 Knit & Natter a group for folk to chat and get together
  • Background


    Just outside Hamilton town centre but near two OAP residences, plus schools and special needs units.

    A great site for all to visit and feel relaxed


    Elderly, disabled, young and just those that need a place to feel relaxed and enjoy making friends.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    We are firstly aimed at totally blind people, but we have experience in all aspects of care and welfare of different disabilities.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Anne Royle - Volunteer

    A volunteer, who is blind herself and has much to offer blind people. Also has worked with people with mental health conditions and elderly