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Lawn bowlers Gary and Rod Edman at the Charlestown Bowling Club
23 February, 2016

Charlestown bowlers seek new members

When Gary Edman and his brother Rod, who are both blind, heard about a Charlestown lawn bowling group for people who are vision impaired, the pair couldn't wait to have a roll on the green.

Matt Bryant has qualified for the Vision Impaired Tenpin Bowling Championships. He is pictured here with his Guide Dog, Bronco.
23 February, 2016

Vying for tenpin bowling title

Matt Bryant describes himself as "sports mad". He even named his Guide Dog, Bronco after his favourite rugby league team. So when the opportunity to compete in a tenpin bowling competition came along 12 months ago, he made it his mission to master the sport.

Gulliver being towed along a road
22 February, 2016

Gulliver at Bradfield Bark

The world's biggest Guide Dog, Gulliver, joins North Sydney locals and their four-legged friends for some tail-wagging fun at the Bradfield Bark.

Bhutanese students waving in front of Gulliver, the giant fiberglass Guide Dog
18 February, 2016

Gulliver's travels in Albury

The world's biggest Guide Dog, Gulliver, has spent the week spreading a very important message to the culturally diverse community of Albury.

Volunteers Travis Evans and Scott Driver at the Guide Dogs Centre in Glossodia
09 February, 2016

Help the Guide Dogs Centre

Guide Dogs is urgently seeking more volunteers to assist the organisation, which provides free services to enable people with impaired vision to get around their communities safely and independently.

Justin Simpson crouching down on grass to pat his Guide Dog, Yarrin
04 February, 2016

Guide Dogs and vet thanked

Justin Simpson describes his Guide Dog, Yarrin, as his "constant companion." For the past five years the faithful blond Lab has been by his side, giving him the independence and confidence to continue leading a very busy life.

An Orientation and Mobility Specialist walking with a client with a black Guide Dog
03 February, 2016

More regions added to NDIS

With the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) set to roll out across seven more NSW regions from July 1 this year, Guide Dogs NSW/ACT is encouraging anyone with a vision impairment who is aged 65 or under to contact the organisation to discuss what options and supports they may have available to them under the new Scheme.

Liz walking on a footpath with her Guide Dog, Poppi
03 February, 2016

How a Will changed two lives

Liz and Poppi's amazing journey was made possible through a generous gift that a supporter left to Guide Dogs NSW/ACT in their Will. In fact, currently two out of every three Guide Dogs are made possible through these life-changing gifts.

A Guide Dog in harness walking with its handler on grass near a river
03 February, 2016

Puppy volunteers needed

Guide Dogs NSW/ACT is urgently seeking volunteers from the Ourimbah, Terrigal, Avoca, Gosford, Erina, Woy Woy and Umina areas to look after Guide Dog puppies for 12-14 months.