Guide Dogs NSW/ACT proudly supported by Veolia Mulwaree Trust

Mar 2, 2015 by

velvet websiteThanks to the support of the Veolia Mulwaree Trust, in October 2014 a client living in the Wingecarribee area was able to be matched with her new Guide Dog, Velvet. The dog’s successful placement was the culmination of two years of socialisation and training, including five months of specialist Guide Dog training at the Guide Dog Centre in Glossodia. As a result of the Veolia Mulwaree Trust’s sponsorship of $30,000, the Wingecarribee resident was able to be matched promptly with a Guide Dog once she was added to the waiting list.

The objective of this project was to ensure that a person with vision impairment living in one of the seven local government areas serviced by the Veolia Mulwaree Trust would be able to regain their independence with the help of a Guide Dog as a mobility aid.  Velvet’s new owner, aged 80, said Velvet has given her a “new lease on life”, and that she is “so happy and grateful to have been matched with the dog so promptly”.

The Wingecarribee resident is now able to maintain her active lifestyle and travel safely in the community with Velvet’s assistance. Together they have already taken a trip to northern NSW and the client said she is delighted not only with her newfound independence but with the companionship that the “cheeky” and “bright” Velvet provides her.

The Veolia Mulwaree Trust is proud to partner with Guide Dogs NSW/ACT and looks forward to supporting their valuable work into the future.

 

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