We are delighted to partner with Tayto Park to host two special awareness days in the theme park and zoo this Wednesday and Thursday (21st and 22nd of August).
Across the two days our staff and Tayto Park volunteers will encourage visitors to experience our Sensory Tunnel, which will give users a unique sense of what it is like to be vision impaired.
Guests will be invited to walk through the tunnel blindfolded with street noises and loud traffic played over the speakers. Different surfaces such as a brick wall, a wooden fence, netting, grass and fur will allow users to feel their way through the five-metre-long structure, following floor panels with bumps similar to the tactile pavement used to guide vision impaired people on the streets.
We will also be providing information to visitors on the various ways you can support our work, from Fundraisng to Puppy Raising! Tayto Park will also have bucket collections throughout the day raising much needed funds to support our work changing lives.
Tayto Park have also donated €5,000 to us to support our Assistance Dog Programme for families of children with autism.
Tayto Park are proud supporters and charity partners of Assistance Dogs in association with Irish Guide Dogs for the blind, ALONE, supporting older people to age at home and JIGSAW, supporting young people’s health in mind. In addition to donating €5,000.00 to each charity, Tayto Park will be arranging various activities and events throughout the year to support and raise much needed funds for each charity.
For more information or to help out on the day please contact John Burke at: JohnBurke@guidedogs.ie