Guide Dogs NSW/ACT is inviting people living and working in the Southern Tablelands area to come together for a special presentation.
The community event, which is the first of its kind to be held in Braidwood, will allow participants to hear about the services offered by the organisation, meet a working Guide Dog and watch two short documentaries about children and adults dealing with the challenge of vision loss.
The group will also hear from Guide Dog handler, Elaine Heskett, who uses Guide Dog, Darcy, to move around safely and independently.
Every day 28 Australians are diagnosed with uncorrectable vision loss, including nine who become blind. It currently costs more than $35,000 to breed, raise and train a Guide Dog. Guide Dogs NSW/ACT receives less than two per cent of its funding needs from the government, so relies on public generosity to continue offering services at no cost to those that need it.
The presentation is on October 11, 10am-12.30pm, at the National Theatre.
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