‘‘MORE than just guide dogs’’ is a phrase fund-raising coordinator Lillian Adnan likes to use when talking about her organisation.
Last week Kingswood Sports Club donated $3745 to support the children services program offered by Guide Dogs NSW and ACT.
‘‘Many people think Guide Dogs is only about dogs that help the blind or vision-impaired but we also help children find their independence and allow them to have hands-on experience,’’ she said.
‘‘This donation will enable us to buy ‘A Little Room’ which is designed to stimulate gross motor skills in infants,’’ she said.
General manager Kingswood Sports Club Aaron Ferey hopes he can offer the Club’s services again.
"We have a lot of vision-impaired and blind people coming into our club and we thought it was a good chance to give something to them for supporting us," he said.
Ms Adnan said it was this kind of community support that allowed Guide Dogs to provide services for those who are blind or vision-impaired.
Guide Dog’s NSW and ACT provides specialised services to more than 640 infants and children.