Ballylooby walk raises €750 for guide dogs fund

Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind would like to thank everyone that attended the Walk in Ballylooby on Sunday July 22. A great crowd descended on the village from communities around the area, Cahir, Ardfinnan, Clogheen, Clonmel, Fethard and New Inn.

Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind would like to thank everyone that attended the Walk in Ballylooby on Sunday July 22. A great crowd descended on the village from communities around the area, Cahir, Ardfinnan, Clogheen, Clonmel, Fethard and New Inn.

“The sun disappeared but it certainly didn’t dampen people’s spirits and we really appreciate them joining us, after the success which saw the walk raise over €750 we want to sincerely thank everyone for coming along and being so generous. We are already looking forward to next year’s event” says walk organiser and IGDB Communications Manager, Marguerite Tierney.

The money raised on the day will go to helping Irish Guide Dogs to train more puppies to become Guide and Assistance Dogs of the future.

Meanwhile Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind is calling on County Tipperary community members to ‘get going for Guide Dogs’ and volunteer. The national charity is hosting a volunteer information evening in the Abbey Court Hotel in Nenagh on Thursday August 2 at 8pm to highlight the many ways volunteers can get involved in support of their work.

Irish Guide Dogs is on a national drive to find volunteers willing and able to help. Over 80% of the organisation’s income is raised through voluntary donations and all services for people living with sight loss or autism are offered free of charge.

CEO, Padraig Mallon says - “In the last few years, Irish Guide Dogs has needed to do more with fewer resources. Fundraising in particular is an area needing additional support. We’re hoping that the Information Evenings will highlight the value of the organisation’s work and inspire more people to support.”

The evening is open to any interested individuals, club or business interested in supporting. To find out more, call Finbarr Roche on 021 487 8236 or e-mail finbarr@guidedogs.ie . You can also go to www.guidedogs.ie for more information.