30 March 2015
By Bryan T. Smyth
Cork-based national charity Irish Guide Dogs for The Blind is looking for
volunteers in Cork to support its national campaign Guide Dog Day taking
place on 1st May.
On Guide Dog Day on 1st May there will be street and Tesco collections in
Cork selling Guide Dog Day badges, tattoos and stickers on the day. To help
out, even for as little as 2 hours, email firstname.lastname@example.org, LoCall
1850 506 300 or go to www.guidedogs.ie
“Guide Dog Day is our biggest fundraising campaign in the year,” said Paula
McGovern, Communications Manager with Irish Guide Dogs. “We aim to raise
more than €200,000 that will help us train more dogs and help more people
who need our services. We are incredibly grateful to the work of volunteers
who help us fundraise and run our services. If you would like to get
involved for as little as an hour or two on the day, please do get in
The national charity is 80% funded by voluntary income and donations. It
costs €38,000 to train one pup to become a working Guide or Assistance Dog.
All of Irish Guide Dogs’ services are provided to people who are vision
impaired and children with autism free of charge. Irish Guide Dogs works
with people all over Ireland.