Guide Dogs Charity Auction Calls for Camden’s Suppawt
29 June, 2012
Romantic 5 star weekends away, gym membership, Bridge Climb tickets, farm stay holidays, whale watching cruises and NRL tickets are among almost 40 items to be auctioned at the Camden Sports Cub on Saturday 30 June to raise funds for Guide Dogs NSW/ACT.
Starting at 7.30pm, the auction aims to raise funds to put more puppies through the guide dog training program.
It costs $30,000 to raise and train each guide dog, and Guide Dogs NSW/ACT relies entirely on public donations to provide its services free of charge to help people with vision loss to be independent.
To encourage Camden residents to lend a paw Tahmoor resident and event organiser, Michael Waldron and Guide Dogs NSW/ACT organised a Puppy Socialisation event in Camden for a promotional photo shoot in the lead up to the auction.
"Research predicts that as the population ages, the number of people across NSW and the ACT over 40 experiencing vision loss is going to increase to 300,000 by 2020," said Guide Dogs fundraising manager Alex Green.
"With demand for our guide dogs and other free services growing, we're incredibly appreciative of fundraising and volunteering initiatives.
"Fundraisers like Michael, are the backbone of our organisation, enabling us to continue providing our services free of charge to people with vision loss."
There will be an ATM facility available at the auction, with cash or cheque being the only way to pay for purchased items. Bidders must register prior to auction and catalogues will be available at the door for $2.
Other ways to support Guide Dogs include: become a Puppy Pal and for as little as $20 dollars a month receive quarterly 'Pupdates' on the training progress of guide dog puppies. Or you might consider sponsoring a Guide Dog for $30,000, which gives you the opportunity to name and meet your puppy on its journey to becoming a guide dog.
For more information about the Guide Dogs Charity Auction in Camden, please contact Michael Waldron email: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you can't make the charity auction, click here to make a donation to Guide Dogs NSW/ACT, or call 9412 9300.
About Guide Dogs NSW/ACT
Guide Dogs NSW/ACT has been assisting people who are blind or vision impaired to be independent for 55 years. The organisation offers a range of free services to suit people with different levels of vision impairment. Services include provision of and training in how to use guide dogs, long canes, electronic travel aids and their remaining vision to be able to get around safely, confidently and independently. Guide Dogs NSW/ACT receives no government funding, relying on the generosity and support of the community to provide its services.