Gulliver at Bradfield Bark
World's biggest Guide Dog on show at the Bradfield Bark
The world's biggest Guide Dog, Gulliver, will join North Sydney locals and their four-legged friends for some tail-wagging fun at the Bradfield Bark on Sunday, March 6.
The 4.3 metre tall, 690 kilogram fibreglass blond Lab will help celebrate man's best friend and spread a very important message to the local community.
Held at Bradfield Park, Milsons Point, Gulliver's presence at the Bradfield Bark will give Guide Dogs NSW/ACT the chance to raise awareness of the free services they provide to people who are blind or vision impaired.
"It costs more than $35,000 to breed, raise and train one Guide Dog," said Telemarketing Sales & Events Coordinator, Juli Ramsay, who will be attending the event.
"As we receive less than 2 per cent of our funding needs from the government, we rely on the public's generosity to fund our services, which are all provided free of charge to those who need them."
The Bradfield Bark will be an event-packed day full of food, music, entertainment and activities for families, friends and dogs to enjoy. It will also give the public the opportunity to support Guide Dogs by purchasing merchandise on the day.
"With the demand for Guide Dogs' services increasing due to growing numbers of people having trouble getting around as a result of vision loss, we're incredibly grateful for the support we receive from the community," Ms Ramsay said.
There are an estimated 300,000 Australians with uncorrectable vision loss, 100,000 of whom live in NSW and the ACT. These figures are predicted to increase by more than 50% by 2030.