It isn’t every day that you find out that your guide dog has won an award. Let alone the prestigious ‘Guide Dog of the Year’. She was nominated several times over for her work to help me fight OCD and mental illness. I was too unwell to attend the awards, however myself and Laila (AKA Noodle) did have a mini award ceremony in the Unit. The best part of the experience though was having a photo-shoot on the hospital grounds and a video made. Laila goes beyond the call of duty every day and expects nothing in return. In the video you will see just some of the reasons why she won.