NOT EASY: Ian Brown, Saxon the guide dog and Bill Vierveyzer promote Dining in the Dark to raise money for Guide Dogs
NOT EASY: Ian Brown, Saxon the guide dog and Bill Vierveyzer promote Dining in the Dark to raise money for Guide Dogs Inga Williams

Get messy and dine in the dark to help guide dogs

IPSWICH Freemasons will be asking diners to put themselves into the shoes of a vision impaired person later this month - and it could get messy.

Although the overall message is a serious one, Dine in the Dark is designed to allow participants to have a good time over a good meal, while also recognising the everyday battles of life without vision.

With their inaugural Dine in the Dark event attracting 52 people and raising $2000 last year, the Freemasons look to be onto a winner. Diners are blindfolded and given a full apron before tucking into a two-course meal.

Such contributions are vital for the ongoing training of guide dogs for the vision impaired.

With many of last year's diners promising to come back, the Freemasons are confident of attracting up to 100 people to this year's event, to be staged at the Ipswich Showgrounds reception centre. In addition to the meal, diners will enjoy live music, auctions of art and sporting memorabilia, and raffles.

The Dine in the Dark event will be held from 6.30pm on Saturday, August 30. For more information, phone Ian Brown on 0431 034 852 or Steve Palmer on 0414 078 909.



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