Tralee Branch Members Of Irish Guide Dogs Take Part In May Fundraiser

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THIS Friday is Guide Dog Day, Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind’s national fundraising campaign and day of celebration of the guide dogs and assistance dogs who enable people with sight loss or autism to lead independent lives and actively participate in their communities.

The charity aims to change 80 lives this year, having successfully partnered 60 Guide and Assistance Dogs with clients in 2020 despite the difficult circumstances.

Branch members and puppy raisers involved locally with the Tralee Branch are taking on the fundraising challenge of walking, running, or swimming 100km in May for Guide Dog Day and are now inviting you to team up with their Tralee Branch Team to take on the challenge, or to donate.

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Branch member and puppy raiser of six wonderful puppies Anne O’Riordan is excited about taking on the challenge.

Her well-known and much-loved Ambassador Dog Marcel has continued his work throughout the pandemic, lifting many spirits by spending time with isolated friends to bring them much needed comfort and joy.

Anne is proud of the very special boost Marcel has also  given to a number of communities in recent months.

To raise awareness of Guide Dog Day, the Tralee Branch members will individually go out and about many towns across Kerry on Friday, accompanied by working Guide Dogs, Puppies in Training and Ambassador Dogs.

The generous support of the community in their on-going fundraising efforts is much appreciated by the association and you can help them out by donating by visiting

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