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Vote for Guy! Our very own local hero

August 24, 2023
Image description: Wendy and Guy Mauger stand side by side dressed in orange Guide Dogs t-shirts at a busy volunteering event at Bald Hills.

One of our special volunteers, Guy Mauger has been recognised by the community and is a finalist for the Westfield Local Hero Award!

The awards aim to shine a spotlight on the silent achievers and local heroes in Australia and New Zealand who make a positive impact towards their local community or environment.

Guy’s volunteering has positively impacted hundreds of people and many Guide Dogs over his nine years of involvement with Guide Dogs Queensland. It all started when he and his wife, Wendy, attended an open day at the Guide Dog campus and signed up to become Puppy Raisers. Since then, they have moved on to provide temporary boarding at their home, hosting 50 dogs over the years, and loving every one of them.

Recently, Guy has played a significant role in a project involving a careful selection of Guide Dogs to support children who give evidence in court.

The finalist with the most community votes will become the Westfield Chermside Local Hero for 2023, receiving a $20,000 grant for the organisation they represent. If Guy is successful, Guide Dogs will use these funds to cover four months of costs towards the Guide Dogs children’s court program.

Every contribution made by our volunteers really does make a huge difference and we couldn’t deliver the services we do without their contribution. Everyone at Guide Dogs is very proud of Guy and his well-deserved nomination.

If you would like to support Guy in his Westfield’s Local Hero nomination, please vote for him by visiting the Westfield Local Hero website.


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