Our fourth annual Gala Dinner took place on 6 October at Century City Conference Centre in recognition of World Sight Day. The 476 Charitable Trust partnered with the Association as the headline sponsor.
The evening began with a special entrance by all the working dogs and puppies followed by a welcome by Premier Helen Zille and the two dogs, Milan and Onyx, who have been sponsored by the Western Cape Government.
Danilo Acquisto, Master of Ceremonies, appealed to guests to assist the Association with funding for an additional five Guide Dogs for Cape Town. One of the highlights of the evening was the video streamed from our facilities in Johannesburg where Training Director, Gail Glover introduced the two puppies that the headline sponsor funded. Two beautiful yellow Labradors named Pepsi and Pablo were presented to the 476 Charitable Trust.
Guests enjoyed a delicious three course meal which was accompanied by the divine Miss Molly range of wines and bubbly from Môreson Wine Farm, wine sponsor for the event.
We were delighted to achieve the goal of raising funds to train five Guide Dogs for the Cape Town region with the cost of one dog being R100 000.00. S A Guide-Dogs Association for the Blind is delighted to be able to continue providing Independence, Mobility and Companionship to people who are visually impaired.