Dogs Unite to raise funds for Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind 

Irish Guide Dogs

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Dogs Unite to raise funds for Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind 

Dog Lovers and their fluffy friends are invited to attend a “Pawsome” dogs’ walk by Dogs Unite to raise funds for Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind.

The sponsored 5km doggie walk will talk place at the Pavilion at UL on Sunday, September 16th. Registration is from 11.30am with the walk kicking off at 12 noon.

The walk costs  €10 or €20 for a family and each dog will receive a bespoke Dogs Unite cape. Fancy dress is encouraged and spot prizes will be available on the day.

Vets from Castletroy Veterinary Clinic will be on hand giving free advice to your four-legged friends.

“This is an opportunity for all dog lovers to unite and celebrate their furry friends,” said event organiser with Irish Guide Dogs Lynda Foley. “We are encouraging people to bring their dogs of all shapes and sizes (although a dog is not essential) to support this worthwhile cause.”

Similar events will take place in Dublin on Sunday, September 23rd and Ennis on Sunday, October 14th.

Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind is a national charity which provides vital services to blind or vision-impaired people and families of children with autism to enable them to achieve increased mobility, independence and an improved quality of life. It costs over €5 million to fund their association on an annual basis with statutory funding only providing 15% meaning the majority of this funding has to come from public and corporate donations.

For anyone who wishes to attend the event can sign up at the nearest Dogs Unite event on their website or registrar from 11.30am on the day.

Irish Guide Dogs is Ireland’ s national charity dedicated to helping people who are vision impaired and families of children with autism to achieve improved mobility and independence.

Their core purpose is to enable people with sight loss and families of children with autism to lead better lives, become more independent and more mobile. The mission of the Irish Guide Dog is providing the highest quality of services in partnership with the clients while planning for the future and valuing clients, volunteers and each other.

The charity receives over 85% of their income through voluntary donations and fundraising through a network of Volunteers across the country.  It will cost over €5 million to run the organisation this year, according to the calculation from the organization.

In January, Irish Guide Dog began to share the details of our strategic plan for the next 3 years from 2018 to 2020.

For more information contact Lynda Foley on 085-8595072 or email [email protected]

 

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