Dining experience a blinder: Guide Dogs WA fundraising campaign

Southern Gazette reporter Susanne Reilly, North Metro MLC Peter Kastambanis, Karalee Kastambanis and Liz Sheehan try to make sushi while blindfolded.
Southern Gazette reporter Susanne Reilly, North Metro MLC Peter Kastambanis, Karalee Kastambanis and Liz Sheehan try to make sushi while blindfolded.

DID you know it takes more than $35,000 to train one guide dog?

Victoria Park’s Guide Dogs WA launched its annual fundraising campaign with a twist: guests had to make sushi blindfolded.

The campaign, Dining in the Dark, asks the community to host a dinner with friends in the dark or blindfolded.

Dining in the Dark helps raise funds for people with vision impairment, as participants are asked to donate to Guide Dogs WA what they would usually spend on a night out.

Photographer Jarrad Seng hosted his own blindfolded experience with his industry colleagues.

“As a photographer, I totally rely on my sight to be able to capture and share the world around me,” he said,

“I can’t imagine the difficulties faced by people with a vision impairment in pursuing their passions, “

Register at www.dineinthedark.com.au