Lord Mayor unleashes fundraiser for guide dogs

Lord Mayor unleashes fundraiser for guide dogs
Pictured with the Lord Mayor are (front row) – Clair Butler & her Guide Dog Helly, Puppy Raiser Aine Spillane & Puppy in Training Evie, (2nd row) Tom Williams, Irish Guide Dogs and Jennifer Foran Smith, Irish Guide Dogs and (3rd row) John Spillane who is Aine's Dad and is also a Puppy Raiser. Picture. John Allen

Lord Mayor Cllr Mick Finn was on hand to launch a fundraising campaign celebrating Cork's heroic guide dogs.

The fundraising initiative for the Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind will take place on Friday May 10. Collections will be taking place in aid of the charity across Cork to mark the day-long event aimed at helping people living with sight loss or autism enhance their mobility and independence.

Chairman of Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind, Patrick Burke is calling on people to get involved in the initiative. He said:

"Guide Dog Day will enable us to raise much-needed funds and is a day to celebrate the difference our dogs make to those who are vision impaired and the families of children with autism who can lead independent lives.

Our network of Branches, Clients, Volunteers, Puppy Raisers and Corporate supporters will be out in force across Cork and nationwide doing street collections, coffee mornings and various other fundraising activities."

The public can help by giving two hours of their time on the day or by purchasing a Guide Dog Day pin. To make an online donation visit www.guidedogs.ie/donate.

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