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COLLEGE OF ORIENTATION AND MOBILITY & ST JOHN’S EYE HOSPITAL

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The College of Orientation and Mobility ran a short course from the 3rd to 5th August, for the St John’s Eye Hospital nursing college. All of the students who attended this short course are currently specialising in ophthalmic nursing. The College was asked to present a workshop to ensure that the nurses will know how […]

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VOLUNTEER JEAN SALMON

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On the 18th of May we celebrated the 90th birthday of our Monday volunteer, Jean Salmon, we had a lovely tea party. Jean has been volunteering at GDA for over 22 years. She says that she needs her Monday morning fix of dogs and puppies and feels cheated if she misses coming to GDA on […]

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WINTER FESTIVAL

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The Winter Fun Festival was held at the S A Guide-Dogs offices in Paulshof on 28 June 2015. As has been done at Open Days, the market was set up around the arena, with 40 stalls exhibiting on the day. Stalls ranged from food, coffee, ice-cream and sweets, to jewellery, bags, shoes, clothing, mosaics, and […]

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S A Guide-Dogs Annual Charity Golf Day 2015

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On Friday, 22 May, the South African Guide-Dogs Association hosted its 27th Annual Golf Day. The event took place at Kyalami Country Club, with an end-goal of raising a total of 27 dog sponsorships. 144 golfers teed off at 11h00 sharp, with both passion for the game as well as charity in their hearts. Handsome […]

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“Dining in the Dark” at African Pride Hotel, Melrose Arch

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On Friday evening, 5 June, the South African Guide-Dogs Association partnered with the African Pride Melrose Arch Hotel for an evening of blindfolded gastronomy under the heading “Dining in the Dark”. The event was organised by the hotel as a way of rewarding their dynamic Sales Team for all their hard work this past year. […]

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VOLUNTEER & SERVICE DOG OWNER – Colin Pringle

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On Tuesday the 26th May we bid a fond farewell to Colin Pringle.  Colin has been with us on a volunteer basis for the past 13 years. He and his faithful companion social dog Delilah “worked ” at  GDA on Tuesdays and Thursdays, in both the kennels and admin department. Colin’s  first faithful companion was […]

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Farewell to Rose

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The staff of GDA met to thank Rose Chamberlain for her contribution as a staff member and to welcome her as a volunteer. Rose has worn many hats during her time at GDA, she had been: A Puppy Raiser A Board Member A Puppy Raising Supervisor and Kennel Manager Assisted with supervising the children who […]

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Free Sensory Experience

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S A Guide-Dogs Association for the Blind will be participating in N1 City Shopping Mall’s annual Chilli Eating Competition on Saturday, 30 May 2015.   Our Guide-Dog Owner teams will be competing against each other live on Goodhope FM, who will be broadcasting live from the Mall.  Customers and supporters will also have the opportunity to […]

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Westville Veterinary Hospital

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Thanks to Westville Veterinary Hospital and Debbie who organized a dog show in aid of S A Guide-Dogs. Dogs of all shapes and sizes entered in the fun categories and Royal Canin sponsored fantastic prizes for the winners. A lovely morning for all those who entered.

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