Mandurah Dining in the Dark to raise funds for guide dogs

Mandurah resident Ayesha Patterson, who was blinded in a spider bite when she was four-years-old, is once again running a Dining in the Dark fundraiser for Guide Dogs WA.

Ms Patterson, who has run the event in Mandurah since 2014, said she was hoping to get the community involved in raising money for Guide Dogs WA.

The candlelit event also gives people the opportunity to see what it’s like to have a vision impairment in a fun and social environment.

Guests to the event will enjoy a three course meal, meet a guide dog, and enjoy entertainment.

“You can see what you’re getting, but also experience how a person who is blind or has vision impairment actually eats a meal, because it’s a big part of everyone’s life, it’s a social event,” Ms Patterson said.

For more information go to event’s Facebook page at