Guiding others to safety

SIXTY-five people gathered at the Burnett Bowls Club on Thursday to witness Rod Doyle receive the annual Henry Buchback Vision Impaired Award.

Member for Bundaberg Jack Dempsey and Bundaberg Regional Councillor Lynne Forgan presented Mr Doyle with the award as part of International White Cane Safety Day.

Mr Doyle was chosen to receive the award because of his ability to live an inspiring life, despite his vision impairment.

Each year the award is given to a person who is either blind or suffers a vision impairment and has continued to be active in the community.

Mr Doyle received a certificate and his name will be added to the honour roll at the Bundaberg and District Family Centre at Bundaberg Showgrounds.

North Bundaberg Lions Club vice president Paul Spackman said the event went “exceptionally well” and the dinner went off “without a hitch”.

Mr Spackman delivered a speech to the crowd, where he praised Mr Doyle's work with Wesley Mission in Sydney.

The dinner, which is hosted by the North Bundaberg Lions Club, aims each year to raise awareness about the difficulties faced by people with vision impairments.

For more on White Cane Safety Day or to find out how you can help people who are vision impaired go to www.visionaustralia.org.au.



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