Inspirational Amy awarded at Guide Dogs ceremony

Amy on stage at Guide Dogs awards

Student Amy Bishop has recently been recognised at the 2019 Guide Dogs People Awards.

Amy was runner up in the category for Inspirational Young Person of the Year.

A very proud mum said ‘Amy has overcome years of discrimination. She has been a long journey to get to where she is now, she has tremendous drive. I’m so proud of her!’

Amy has been registered visual impaired since 2016 due to a neurological condition Snow Syndrome. She describes the syndrome as continually seeing small dots and flashing lights. As well as her visual impairment, Amy also has complex medical conditions which means she has a chronic pain condition that impacts and effects her day to day life.

‘It was a surreal occasion and an honour to be nominated. The inspirational speaker was really good and I enjoyed listening to him and relating it to my life.’

The speaker was Sean Dilley, a broadcaster and guide dog owner that has worked for BBC and other media channels. Amy was also seated next to Jamie Hambro the Guide Dogs Chairman and the founder of Vodafone.

‘The message Sean gave was “never give up” and it something that I strongly believe. I had to overcome barriers to get to where I am and I will continue to do so. I have a goal and I am going to get there!

Read Amy’s story at

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