Dine in aid of the blind

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THE SA Guide-Dogs As­so­ci­a­tion for the Blind will host its third an­nual World Sight Gala Din­ner next month in hon­our of World Sight Day on Oc­to­ber 12.

The 2016, The Voice SA win­ner Richard Stir­ton will per­form, with Af­ter­noon Ex­press pre­sen­ter Danilo Ac­quisto em­cee­ing.

Môre­son Wine Farm will cater the event, with in­spi­ra­tional speaker, Lois Stra­chan re­count­ing how she has ad­justed to los­ing her eye­sight at 21.

“The gala din­ner is our big­gest and most im­por­tant event which raises aware­ness and sub­stan­tial fund­ing needed to train more work­ing dogs for Cape Town,” said mar­ket­ing man­ager Tea­gan Sch­w­erin.

“There is no bet­ter oc­ca­sion than host­ing this event in com­mem­o­ra­tion of World Sight Day which this year falls on 12 Oc­to­ber 2017. Through train­ing more dogs, we can pro­vide in­de­pen­dence, mo­bil­ity and com­pan­ion­ship to our dif­fer­ently abled com­mu­nity.”

All pro­ceeds from the event will go to the as­so­ci­a­tion. Tick­ets are R700 per per­son. To book a ticket or be­come a spon­sor, con­tact 021 674 7395 or email Tea­ganS@guide­dog.org.za.

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