From 7th to 13th September 2020, we’re celebrating Include a Charity week – a week where some of Australia’s favourite charities come together to create conversations with their supporters about gifts in Wills and the impact they can make.

Every year, thousands of Australians living with low vision or blindness are able to live more independent lives thanks to a variety of Guide Dogs services – whether it’s through support from an Orientation and Mobility specialist or with the gift of a fully trained Guide Dog.

This incredible impact on so many Australians’ lives is only possible thanks to the generosity of our donors. These are people just like you, who leave a gift in their Will and in doing so create a legacy that will last a lifetime.

One of these supporters is Colin Morgan who decided to leave a gift in his Will to Guide Dogs in late 2019.

“I certainly would recommend leaving a gift in your Will to Guide Dogs Victoria to anyone as I’m very very pleased that I done it and everybody I’ve contacted and told them what I was doing – my family and friends, they said that’s the best thing I’ve ever done. We all agree that I’ve done the right thing. I couldn’t be any happier with the decision I have made.”

A photo of Colin with a small black labrador puppy in between his feet. He is bending over and gently resting his hands on her back and smiling. The pup is 16 weeks old and called June Lorraine.

Colin was recently diagnosed with Macular Degeneration which is under control but he said “It’s in the back of my mind that I might need your service at some point and if I don’t, it’s great to know that someone else who really needs it will be getting the benefit of my gift.”

Big or small, every gift left in a Will makes an incredible impact to our Clients’ lives.

There are so many different ways your gift will have a profound impact on the lives of everyday Australians:

  • Mobility and orientation training for people with low vision or blindness
  • Assistive technology services such as screen readers, facial and barcode recognition
  • Ongoing support for Clients
  • Providing white canes for people living with low vision and blindness
  • Breeding, raising and training of new Guide Dogs
  • Training other types of service dogs such as Companion or Therapy Dogs

The simple act of leaving a gift in your Will to Guide Dogs can have a profound impact on the life of someone with low vision or blindness by supporting them to access services so they can enjoy a more independent life of their choosing.

Leave a gift that will transform someone’s life forever. Learn more about leaving a gift in your Will today