Specsavers unite with Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind

Specsavers Clonmel has once again teamed up with the Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind to support the charities 2013 Christmas campaign.

Specsavers Clonmel has once again teamed up with the Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind to support the charities 2013 Christmas campaign.

All 44 Specsavers stores across Ireland will be selling the charities Christmas cards and 2014 calendars with all funds going towards the Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind.

Specsavers has worked with the Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind for the past ten years, raising vital funds for the charity and is proud to show its continued support as stores kick off their Christmas fundraising campaign for 2013.

Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind is encouraging people to follow in Today FM Mairead Farrell’s footsteps by ensuring the 2014 Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind Calendar is on top of everyone’s Christmas gift list this festive season. The beautifully designed calendar features puppies and dogs in adorable, seasonal themed shots, making it the perfect stocking filler this year. What’s more you will also be supporting and contributing to a very worthy cause. All funds raised go directly to the provision of services which includes guide and assistance dogs for people living with sight loss or autism.

Store Director of Specsavers Clonmel, Camille Maguire, said: “We are hoping that Specsavers customers will support us in our fundraising efforts this Christmas and help us to raise much-needed funds for Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind. Guide dogs are life- changing partners for people in Ireland who are living with sight loss. All funds raised by Specsavers and their customers will be going towards the cost of care and training of pups and their development into fully qualified guide dogs.”

Specsavers staff across Ireland will be supporting Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind through a range of fundraising activities in-store throughout December, including visits from some very cute Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind puppies and dogs across selected stores. In addition, stores will also be selling the Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind Christmas cards and 2014 calendars. As the charity relies on public support for over 80% of its income, Specsavers is hoping that the public will help them to support the campaign and give generously in the lead up to Christmas.

For further information visit www.guidedogs.ie. For updates on Specsavers fundraising and upcoming events, become a fan on www.facebook.com/specsaversireland.