Help us name a Guide Dog puppy in #ToyotaWorldPup!

PUPDATE: After four days and thousands of votes, you have chosen Banjo as our #ToyotaWorldPup winner! Thank you all for helping give our Guide Dog puppy a name.

Guide Dogs for the Blind has given Toyota GB the honour of naming one of its puppies, which will grow up to help transform the life of a blind or partially-sighted person. The problem is, we can’t decide on a name, so we’ve devised the Toyota World Pup!

Every year the Directors at Toyota GB embark on a challenge for charity. This year, our chosen charity is Guide Dogs for the Blind, and the challenge was to walk and cycle from coast to coast following Hadrian’s Wall.

Over three days, the 11-strong team travelled 85.5 miles, from Bowness on Solway to Newcastle. On completing the challenge, the directors raised a total of £32,500, which was then doubled by Toyota, resulting in a grand total of £65,000.

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The Toyota World Pup

The Toyota World Pup is a Twitter Poll that will be taking place from Thursday 12th October through to Sunday 15th October, when the Grand Final will take place.

Like the football World Cup format, initially there will be four groups of four ‘teams’ – or names as it is in this case. Participants will be able to vote simply by selecting their favourite. Each round will last for four hours, and once that time has elapsed, the winner of that group will go through to the Semi-Final. If two names tie at the top of a group, there will be a quick-fire, 30-minute shootout to decide the winner.

The group winners will then go head-to-head in the Semis, which will again run for four hours, with the most popular going through to the Grand Final. You can follow #ToyotaWorldPup for all the polls and updates, and we’ll update the blog with all the latest information as the tournament progresses!

Fixture list

Thursday 12th October

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Friday 13th October

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Saturday 14th October

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Sunday 15th October

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