Din­ner blind­folded is a real eye-opener

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - News -

THE staff from pro­fes­sional of­fice space provider Sit­ting Rooms re­cently em­braced the chal­lenge of din­ing to­gether blind­folded.

Sit­ting Rooms, with other or­gan­i­sa­tions in the same Vic­to­ria Park build­ing, banded to­gether to host a lunch with a twist for Guide Dogs WA.

While the team’s tar­get was to raise $300, the din­ers man­aged to triple their goal amount and raised more than $800.

Sit­ting Rooms man­ag­ing di­rec­tor Michael McLeod said he wanted his co-work­ers to join forces and light up the lives of those with vi­sion im­pair­ment in WA.

“We think it is an ex­cel­lent idea to raise aware­ness for Guide Dogs WA and it of­fered a unique so­cial ex­pe­ri­ence for our team to en­gage in,” he said.

“Due to the unique­ness of the event, peo­ple seemed open to do­nat­ing and par­tic­i­pat­ing.”

All par­tic­i­pants were en­cour­aged to do­nate the nor­mal cost of a din­ing ex­pe­ri­ence to Guide Dogs WA.

While the event was pos­i­tively re­ceived by par­tic­i­pants, the sim­ple act of eat­ing proved to be a great chal­lenge.

“Find­ing food on the plate was in­cred­i­bly dif­fi­cult,” Mr McLeod said.

“It was then equally hard to find my mouth once I had man­aged to get food on the other end of the fork.”

Pub­lic re­la­tions Guide Dog Gidgee with Jessie Jef­frier, Car­rie Tansey and Jor­dan Bairstow.

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