On Sunday 10th July, GDAB celebrated our 10th Anniversary!
The event was commemorated with a booth set up at Causeway Point’s atrium. The day started at 7am, with all hands on deck to prepare for the event.
A cake specially made for the opening ceremony
One of the opening ceremony highlights was a demonstration by our trainee guide dog, Ria, led by Zara, a Guide Dog Mobility Instructor.
We would like to thank our Guest-of-Honour, Mr Seah Kian Peng, for gracing the event and celebrating GDAB’s 10th Anniversary with us.
Event Attracted 400 Participants!
The “Sighted Guide Challenge” was built to simulate the experience of moving around without sight. Blind-folded participants were taught to use the white cane to navigate obstacles and had to learn to trust those who guided them. The challenge drew a lot of participants, especially amongst curious children.
A Trip to Cold Storage
In the evening, one of our guide dog teams, Dennis and Melba, made an impromptu shopping trip to Cold Storage. The public had the opportunity to witness how a guide dog assisted a visually-impaired handler.
Dennis and Melba were so popular! Melba focused on her duty really well and was not distracted despite drawing attention from a big group of people who followed them.
We would like to thank the following partners who made this event a success:
Frasers Centrepoint Limited
United Overseas Bank
We are grateful for the support from our donors, dedicated volunteers and all the 400 shoppers who participated in the event at Causeway Point.
We hope you will continue to support our mission in empowering more visually-impaired people to lead independent and fulfilling lives!
GDS is a non-profit voluntary welfare organisation, and has been accorded Charity status by the Commissioner of Charities. We are registered with the National Council of Social Service (NCSS) as an associate member and holds an Institute of Public Character status.