Help us to continue to change lives by supporting us on Guide Dog Day!
Now more than ever we need your support. The Covid-19 crisis has had a significant impact on our organisation.
- With fundraising halted for March, April and May and into the summer we are looking at in excess of a seven figure sum reduction in fundraising income this year against a background where it costs €5 million per annum to run the charity and €53,000 to train one Guide Dog.
- We currently have 35 Guide Dog Clients awaiting our services and the demand for our Assistance Dog Programme is exceptionally high – we had 200 applications in 4 minutes when we opened our waiting list last year. Before the crisis, we had 45 dogs in training at the Centre and 111 puppies at walk. These puppies need to continue their formal training and the dogs need to complete their training and begin the matching process.
- We are continuing the growth in our Breeding Programme, with hopefully 100 dogs in total to be born or purchased during this year. This year’s births will be the dogs raised and trained in 2020, 2021 and into 2022. We hope as many of these dogs as possible will graduate as Guide and Assistance Dogs in 2021 and into 2022.
Please support us on Guide Dog Day which takes place on Friday 8 May.
How to support
Donate: There are 7 easy ways to donate!
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. Don’t take our word for it……let our Clients’ like Shauna tell you their stories.