Guide Dogs SA/NT clients take on Adelaide Oval RoofClimb

April 08, 2019
Guide Dog 'Xane' sitting at the Roofclimb counter as he waits for his handler Jody to return to solid ground

The sky’s the limit for our amazing clients! Last week, four fearless Guide Dogs clients living with vision impairment took on the iconic Adelaide Oval RoofClimb to celebrate the launch of Adelaide Oval’s charity month.

Zuzia, Sarah, Jody and Simon were accompanied by human guides from Guide Dogs SA/NT, including our Chief Executive Officer, Aaron Chia, and his plush Guide Dog puppy who provided valuable moral support.

With the assistance of a RoofClimb Leader, the group braved heights as much as 50 metres above the hallowed turf to make their way across Adelaide Oval’s roofline.

This was a once in a lifetime opportunity for participants living with vision impairment to show how Guide Dogs’ training and support has equipped them with the confidence and capabilities to achieve their goals.

To celebrate Adelaide Oval’s charity month, for every RoofClimb purchased during the month of April, 10% of the ticket sale will be donated to Guide Dogs SA/NT.*

This exciting collaboration has been made possible thanks to a two-year charity partnership between the Stadium Management Authority and Guide Dogs SA/NT, announced in December 2018.

The partnership will enable Guide Dogs to raise funds and awareness for our work, while supporting Adelaide Oval to create a more accessible venue for South Australians living with disability.

Congratulations to Zuzia, Sarah, Jody and Simon as well as the human guides who accompanied them. Their courage and determination proves the sky is truly the limit for people living with vision impairment or blindness.

If you’re game to ‘Take On The Icon’, book your RoofClimb during April and help support South Australians living with vision impairment:

*RoofClimb operates daily – climbs can be booked up until the end of August 2019 (gift card purchases excluded).



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