BY DIMMING the lights on dinner, Benjamin Davies is illuminating the importance of guide dogs and their assistants to those living with vision impairment.
As part of the new community fundraising campaign Dining in the Dark, the Nedlands resident will host a dinner with 10-12 friends completely in the dark and all proceeds will go towards Guide Dogs WA.
Mr Davies’ family have been dedicated puppy raisers for Guide Dogs in training for the past two years.
‘I have seen how much work goes into raising and training the puppies and how much help they are once they become working dogs,’ Mr Davies said.
‘I love cooking for others, so when I heard about the event I jumped at the opportunity.’
Chef De Home has donated a donated a three-course dinner valued at more than $825 cooked by head chef Ben Munro for the top fundraiser.
With $30,000 involved in training a guide dog, Mr Davies said his target was to raise more than $700 for the cause.
‘Dining in the dark is a bit of fun, but it also gets people thinking about those living with vision impairment,’ he said.
If you would like to host a Dining in the Dark dinner or donate, visit www.dineinthedark.com.au.