Guide dog owner and Paralympic cyclist Lora Fachie is a finalist for the upcoming Guide Dogs Annual Awards, taking place on 17 May at the Hurlingham Club in London.
Lora has been nominated for the Inspirational Guide Dog Owner Award, chosen by viewers of ITV’s This Morning. The award-winning live magazine show will present films of the three finalists in the week prior to the awards ceremony to recognise those who have made exceptional achievements or who have overcome significant challenges in the last year. Guide Dogs has worked closely with This Morning over the last couple of years as the show’s viewers have followed puppies Clover and Luna on their journey to become working guide dogs.
Lora’s retired guide dog, Libby, supported her in the past and she recently qualified with her new guide dog, Tai.
Lora and her pilot, Corinne Hall won gold in the 3K pursuit and bronze in the time trial, becoming Paralympic champions at Rio. Lora’s successes on the track also led to her receiving an MBE in the New Year’s Honours List 2017 for services to cycling. Additionally, she recently competed at the Para-cycling Track World Championships which took place in Los Angeles in March and came away with silver in the 3K pursuit.
For more information about the Guide Dogs Annual Awards please visit www.guidedogs.org.uk/awards
To find out more about Lora’s story in the below video: