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Honoured to be voted Australia's Most Trusted Charity for fifth year in row

May 22nd, 2017

The Chief Executive of Guide Dogs SA/NT Aaron Chia has thanked the public for voting Guide Dogs Australia as Australia’s Most Trusted charity for the fifth year in a row.

“This is a humbling honour in our 60th year,” Aaron said. “These honours are all the more special because they are from the public and we know we need to work hard to maintain this trust.

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Face the facts on macular degneration

May 21st, 2017

I'ts Macular Degeneration Awareness Week and Guide Dogs SA/NT is joining with Macular Disease Foundation Australia to urge Australians to "Face the Facts about Macular Degeneration" and take steps to reduce their risk.

Macular degeneration is Australia’s leading cause of blindness and severe vision loss. It causes loss of central vision which affects the ability to see fine detail, drive, read and recognise faces.

You could have early signs without knowing.
 

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Countdown to Beau's opening on!

May 18th, 2017

The countdown to Beau's Pet Hotel opening is on!

We'll be open for business from Monday 28 August - just 14 weeks away. But don't wait- bookings for your furkid are open now. Check out our Beau's website for more information and bookings.

Beau's at Adelaide Airport is an important social enterprise with all profits being returned to fund Guide Dogs SA services.

Enjoy our gallery of photos from slab to now. Won't be long before it's finished!

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Celebrating our diversity

May 18th, 2017

Guide Dogs staff celebrated cultural diversity and the strength it brings to the organisation at a bring a plate lunch today.

We discovered the breadth of what we bring to Guide Dogs with many nations represented including Singapore, Sri Lanka, England, Scotland, Wales, The Netherlands, Germany, El Salvador, Nepal, Sweden, India, England and Australia to name a few!

Asian curries, cheese, Greek pastries, Dutch liquorice, gingerbread, and Aussie meat pies and vegemite were all brought to the table.

While listening to world music clips and Eurovision there was great cross cultural collaboration with a team game to name the colours of national flags.

Enjoy our photos from the luncheon.

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Inspirational talk on Reconciliation

May 18th, 2017

Guide Dogs SA was pleased to welcome Nerida Saunders, the Executive Director of Aboriginal Affairs and Reconciliation at the State Development Department to speak at our staff meeting on Reconcilation.

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How you can get started with NDIS

May 17th, 2017

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is changing the face of disability services and funding. Come and learn more about the NDIS and how you can prepare.

Check out where our upcoming sessions will be.
 

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Natural Instincts

May 11th, 2017

The natural instincts of dogs to guide, guard and protect - and their faithful companionship - was harnessed even before the inception of Guide Dogs.

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Great music apprecation session

May 11th, 2017

The jaunty banjo and a lilting voice were the hallmarks of today's Music Appreciation Group at Guide Dogs SA.

While Lizzy sang and Anthony told a few tales and let his banjo do the talking and at times it was a duo. And all the time their Guide Dogs watched on.

 

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Lead the Way May is here!

May 1st, 2017

Lead the Way May, is here! Lenny is waiting by the computer for your registration. You still can!

Big challenges can be overcome with small steps. You can suppawt Guide Dogs SA by taking part in Lead the Way May - a fun fitness event that challenges people to walk 30 minutes a day for 30 days. That's the equivalent of walking from Adelaide to Victor Harbour!

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