Blindfold Challenges

Take part in blindfold challenges at work and raise money for Guide Dogs!

Blind Football Training


Why take part in a blindfolded challenge?

Taking part in a blindfold challenge at work is not only a great way to raise money for Guide Dogs, it also allows you a glimpse into what it is like to have a visual impairment.

Blindfold challenges are also a great way to bring teams together, creating a fun, challenging and inspirational session for all.

So why not organise a memorable team building event and raise money for Guide Dogs!

For further info contact corporategiving@guidedogs.org.uk

Types of blindfolded challenges:

  • Rely on a colleague as your sighted guide for an hour (My Guide qualified only)
  • Obstacle Course Challenge
  • Egg and Spoon Race
  • Penalty shoot out
  • Dining in the Dark – lunch/dinner
  • Blindfolded cake decorating competition
  • Blindfold food/drink tasting challenge
  • Blindfold 5-a-side football challenge


Blindfold Challenge Health and Safety

The safety of yourself and your colleagues is paramount when taking part in any blindfold challenges. Please find a health and safety checklist below (N.B. Please note that this list is not exhaustive and health and safety should be tailored to each challenge and corporate environment):

  • Prior to a blindfold challenge taking place on site, a specific risk assessment should be carried out by a competent individual and approved by your health and safety department
  • Certain blindfold challenges should be run by individuals with appropriate training, such as My Guide training, and approved by your health and safety department
  • Those undertaking a blindfold challenge should move at an appropriate speed for the area/activity/comfort level
  • Appropriate number of supervisors should be in attendance for the blindfold activities being undertaken
  • Prior to the blindfold activity starting discussion must take place to clarify procedures and communication channels including:

-      What information will be given during the activity

-      What to do if assistance is required

-      Obstacles they may encounter

  • The blindfold used is cleaned and replaced as necessary and tissue is provided for the wearer to use as required
  • The person undertaking the challenge is advised of the procedure for stopping the activity if needed
  • The area chosen for  a blindfold activity is suitable and as safe as is reasonably practicable to use
  • The person undertaking the exercise is, and verbally agrees, fit and capable to do so
  • The organiser should consider the weather conditions e.g. ice, snow, extreme heat, and how this could affect the blindfold activity

Things to remember

  • Some blindfold challenges e.g. blind drive will require a specified 3rd party organiser approved by your health and safety department
  • Blindfold walk routes or challenges should be tested internally and amended if necessary before being rolled out to a client group



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Blindfold Steve With Guide Dog


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Team Photo