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CFEH raises 1011 signatures for low vision services on the NDIS

Sep 19, 2012

CFEH staff with ‘Gulliver’

On Wednesday 19thSeptember staff members of the Centre for Eye Health, along with fellow volunteers stationed themselves at the University of New South Wales International Square.

The goal was to help their benefactor, Guide Dogs NSW/ACT, raise 10,000 signatures in support of low vision services on the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

Armed with 4.3m high, 690kg model Guide Dog ‘Gulliver’, fellow guide dogs, Guide Dogs clients and puppy raisers, the group encouraged students at the university to show their support by signing the petition. The enthusiastic students took hard to social media, ‘tweeting’ and updating their photos with the giant dog to various social media sites.

The hard work of the team raised a whopping 1011 signatures to go towards the petition. An amazing effort!

CFEH would like to thank the staff volunteers, as well as external volunteers for making the day such a success.

To find out more about the petition, or to help ensure the independence of all vision impaired people, visit www.visionloss.org.au. Let’s not leave people with impaired vision in the dark!