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Blind Foundation guide dog mascot at a Z service station

Good in the hood is back again for 2017!

Vote for the Blind Foundation at your local participating Z service station all throughout May as part the Good in the Hood community fundraising programme.
Image shows Ellen Boucher, Digital Communications Advisor, smiling in an office

Meet Ellen Boucher

This month we get to know Ellen Boucher, Digital Communications Advisor. Ellen looks after the Blind Foundation’s digital presence. She looks after the …

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Creating an accessible website

Thursday 18 May is Global Access Awareness Day. The purpose of this day is to get everyone talking, thinking and learning about digital …

Fiona Notton with Mick Fleetwood

Guide dogs find homes with Fiona

Meet Fiona Notton, Adoption Coordinator and Senior Administrator at Guide Dogs. In her role, Fiona’s job encompasses ‘finding forever’ homes for dogs that …

Stevi Irvine and guide dog Halo

A life-changing partnership

Meet Blind Foundation client Stevi Irvine who has been involved with the Blind Foundation since she was six months old. Stevi is from …

Guide dog puppy in training Brooke in her red coat

Blind Foundation Guide Dog Facts

We mainly breed Labrador Retrievers, Golden Retrievers and purpose-bred first crosses. Known for their intelligence and steady, friendly nature, these breeds make excellent guide …

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Creating leaders with Sharon Jefferies.

Meet Sharon Jefferies, Employment Consultant based in Hamilton. Sharon has been working at the Blind Foundation for three years now, covering a wide …