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Gift in Will Stories

Dr Arnold Cook with black labrador Dreena

A Special Society Inspired by a Visionary Western Australian

The Arnold Cook Society was named in honour of Dr Arnold Cook who in 1951 established Australia’s first Guide Dog training school right here in Perth.
Attendees of memorial ceremony with Ambassador Dog Gidgee

‘Tony’ Lightfoot’s vision for Guide Dogs

In April 2016, we were introduced to a new member of the Guide Dogs WA family. Anthony ‘Tony’ Lightfoot had lost his battle with a long illness in 2014, leaving a gift in his Will to support the work of the Guide Dog program in WA.
Black labrador puppy in Guide Dog harness

Frank Mitchell’s Lasting Legacy

His support for VisAbility and Guide Dogs WA began in the 1980’s, and over three decades his generosity progressed from giving regularly to our direct mail appeals to becoming a major donor for some of our significant campaigns.
Amy with daughter Eleanor with Guide Dog Mena

Mena Changes a Life

Guide Dog Mena is a unique kind of gift. The yellow Labrador was sponsored through a gift in one generous Albany resident’s Will, and given her sponsor’s middle name to honour her passing.
Guide Dog Goldie

Guide Dog Goldie is a Gold Star

Guide Dog Goldie was sponsored by a trio of siblings, Di White, Darryl Richards and Vicki Burges who tragically lost both their parents within a week of one another.
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