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A woman walking with a Guide Dog, picture taken from waist down
22 September, 2015

In the field for awareness

Residents living in southern NSW having trouble getting around due to vision loss, or those who know someone who is, are invited to drop by the Guide Dogs NSW/ACT stand at the Henty Field Days from September 22 to 24.

Lauren pictured with NSW Minister for Disability Services, John Ajaka
16 September, 2015

Distracted pedestrians break canes

Pedestrians not paying attention to the world around them and often looking at their mobile phones have been blamed for the increase in destruction of long canes used by people who are blind or vision impaired.

James with his Guide Dog, Brogan, pictured inside the airport
15 September, 2015

Cafe fined for discrimination

Guide Dogs NSW/ACT is applauding the efforts of Far South Coast Local Area Command police who fined a Batemans Bay business for refusing to serve a customer with a Guide Dog over the weekend.

Aunty Mary walks with Orientation and Mobility Instructor Gavin Stait
11 September, 2015

Aunty Mary's Outback trip

Aboriginal Elder Aunty Mary Hooker is visiting towns in Outback NSW to share her vision loss story and encourage other Indigenous people to take care of their health, as part of a series of workshops run by Guide Dogs NSW/ACT.

Linda with her Guide Dog Hendrix
08 September, 2015

Linda takes on Blackmores Running Festival

When Linda Ongley ran the City2surf last year for the first time she vowed it would be her last endurance race, but a year later she plans to pound the pavement once again, this time in the Blackmores Running Festival.

Salma and her Guide Dog Claire pictured with Masters Pharmacy owner Michael Teghlobi and a model Guide Dog collection box
02 September, 2015

Lidcombe business adopts first model dog

A Lidcombe pharmacy is the first business in the suburb to adopt a model Guide Dog, to help raise awareness, and much needed funds, for Guide Dogs NSW/ACT.

Ellen walks on a suburban street with her Guide Dog Darcy
24 August, 2015

Mr Darcy visits Taxi Council

Elaine Heskett's Guide Dog, Darcy has given her the independence to lead a very busy life and has learnt the route to the bank, bus, hairdressers, post office and CWA in a very short period of time.

Richard with his Guide Dog, Henry
17 August, 2015

Guiding the way to AgQuip

Richard Newberry spends his days cycling through the streets of Tamworth or fishing with his mates since his retirement, but his Guide Dog, Henny, is never too far away.

Nigel Partridge running in the Stadium Stomp. Photo: Courtesy Supersport Images
10 August, 2015

Bucket list challenge

Nigel Partridge plans to tick a major achievement off his bucket list when he runs up 1,504 steps in the Sydney Tower Stair Challenge, but it is not simply a fitness goal.

Opposition Leader Luke Foley walks in a park with his family
30 July, 2015

Foley runs for Guide Dogs

Thirty-four years after Opposition Leader Luke Foley last ran up the gruelling "Heartbreak Hill" in The Sun-Herald City2surf, he is pulling on his jogging shoes one more time to take on the 14 kilometre course to raise funds for Guide Dogs NSW/ACT.