Mundaring shoppers among most giving to Guide Dogs Australia

Guide Dogs Australia National Manager Sacha Koltun with Guide Dog Daisy. Picture: Supplied
Guide Dogs Australia National Manager Sacha Koltun with Guide Dog Daisy. Picture: Supplied

MUNDARING is home to one of WA’s top dogs, with shoppers donating more money to Guide Dogs Australia’s collection dog at a local supermarket than most locations in the state.

Shoppers and team members at Coles Mundaring have contributed $2517 towards a record-breaking $1.26 million funds raised for Guide Dogs Australia and the most raised in a 12-month period through in store collection dogs and the sale of Guide Dogs eco bags.

Guide Dogs Australia National Manager Sacha Koltun said she was grateful for the on-going support from the local community, which is helping the charity to breed, raise and train Guide Dogs for people who are blind or have low vision.

“More than 70 per cent of the total was raised through spare change dropped into the collection dogs at Coles, which proves no matter how large or small the donation is, every dollar counts in our mission to help more people in need,” she said.

“Thanks to their donations, we will be able to train 25 Guide Dogs to give independence and confidence to a person who is blind or has low vision.”

It is estimated close to 1 million Australians will be living with complete or partial vision loss by 2020.