If you ask me…Mike Tucker

Mike Tucker works for Guide Dogs for the Blind and is one of the team planning its 75th anniversary celebrations

Which professional has helped you most?
Everyone at Guide Dogs. The support they’ve given me has opened up so many opportunities

What’s the hardest thing you’ve done?
Training with my first guide dog. There was just so much to take in.

What made you apply for a guide dog?
I got around fine with a long cane but my brother said a guide dog changed his life.

What do you feel passionate about?

What’s your most treasured possession?
My season ticket to see my other passion – Leeds United.

When and where did you have most fun?
At Bedford autodrome when I drove a Ferrari Mondial at 90mph. When you’re blind from birth you don’t expect to get to do that.

What would you do with a spare hour?
Go for a stroll with Remy (my second guide dog).

Who do you most admire?
Michael Schumacher. His single-minded determination is an inspiration to me.

What makes you angry?
The “does he take sugar?” mentality that still permeates society.

What’s it like to be blind?
People think all you see is dark but some days I see flickering dots – like looking at a bucket of maggots.

What’s you’re favourite saying?
Where there’s a will there’s a way.

How would you like to be remembered?
As someone who got on with life.


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