We are delighted to announce an exciting new partnership with telecoms company Qualcomm who are sponsoring the entire working life of a Guide Dog. A huge thank you to the Qualcomm Foundation and the CSR Committee at Qualcomm Cork for selecting Irish Guide Dogs and making this very generous donation.Last week some members from Qualcomm’s CSR Committee came to HQ to meet with Puppy Raising Coordinator Eimear and a few of the E and F litter puppies. Eimear explained to the group about our puppies’ special training programme and taught them tips on how to help with their Early Socialisation Training in the afternoon. The Committee also had the chance to give the pups plenty of cuddles!Qualcomm staff are now in the process of running a competition in the office to name their puppy. “We are thrilled to be supporting such a great cause and charity. The experience for the Committee to meet staff and volunteers, as well as some of the furry friends at HQ was great as we got to see exactly where the support goes. The whole team here is so excited to select a name for one of the amazing pups and we can’t wait to follow our pup’s journey to becoming a future hero!” said Aaron O’Connor, QualcommThrough the gift of sponsorship, you and your colleagues can give freedom, independence and mobility to a vision impaired person or family of a child with autism. You can find out more about our Corporate Puppy sponsorships here or email partnerships@guidedogs.ie and John Burke or Evelyn Power from our Corporate team will be happy to discuss further. Puppy sponsorship is a great way to engage the whole team and gives your company and staff visibility to their efforts and funds raised and also allows us to maintain an ongoing relationship with the sponsor throughout the sponsorship period and beyond.