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Guide Dogs Veterinarian, Caroline, holding a Guide Dog puppy.
28 June, 2016

Vet receives international scholarship

An aim to reduce disease and adverse genetic conditions in Guide Dogs has won Guide Dogs NSW/ACT veterinarian, Dr Caroline Moeser, an international scholarship.

Barbara leaning over to pat her Guide Dog Samara
30 May, 2016

Students paws for thought

Young students at Bankstown Public School had the opportunity to meet a very special four-legged friend named Samara.

Guide Dogs NSW/ACT Public Relations Speaker, Jo Weir, with her Guide Dog, Wiley
25 May, 2016

Bimberi Youth Justice Centre inspired by vision loss story

Overcoming the challenges of losing her sight, both physically and mentally, was the theme of Guide Dogs NSW/ACT Public Relations Speaker, Jo Weir's motivational message when she addressed a group of young people at the Bimberi Youth Justice Centre.

Phyl Dutch holding her knitted teddy bears
13 May, 2016

Knitting for a pawesome cause

As a member of the Central Coast Guide Dogs NSW/ACT Volunteer Support Group, Phyl has been selling her teddy bears at fundraising stalls to help raise money for the organisation so that more people living with vision impairment can remain active and independent.

An Orientation and Mobility Specialist holds a long cane while speaking to a client
09 May, 2016

NDIS information sessions

With the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) soon to be rolled out across NSW, Guide Dogs NSW/ACT is holding free information seminars about what the initiative means for people with vision loss.

A poster showing a Guide Dog in harness, and a text saying 'I'm working. Respect my uniform.'
21 April, 2016

Respect my uniform

Our Respect My Uniform campaign urges the community to not distract working Guide Dogs.

Kay Janet Stubbs driving a tractor on her property in Pitt Town.
18 April, 2016

Bequest helps Guide Dogs continue to offer services

A special day is planned to mark the installation of plaque at the Guide Dogs Centre in Glossodia in honour of Kay Janet Stubbs, a Pitt Town farmer, who generously bequeathed part of her estate to the organisation.

Artist Susan Oxenham standing in front of her paintings which are on exhibition at the Penrith Library
18 April, 2016

Vision impaired artist paints eye conditions

Artist Susan Oxenham's paintings of the eye along with some works she has created with a long cane will be on display at Penrith City Library in an exhibition titled, 'Longsighted at the Library'.

A young adult sitting on a concrete step with Guide Dog, Jade, sitting in front of her
08 April, 2016

Guide Dog 'test drive'

Guide Dogs NSW/ACT gave three young adults, who currently use a long cane to avoid obstacles, an opportunity to 'test drive' walking with a Guide Dog in Newcastle.