Olympian Sonia O'Sullivan Launches our Annual Family Dog Walk
Date: Wednesday 13 June, 2012
We are asking communities all across the country to participate in our nationwide Annual Family Dog Walk at 3pm on Sunday July 15th. Supported by Irish sporting legend Sonia O’Sullivan, we hope to raise €50,000 for those who are visually impaired and families of children with autism.
Money will be raised through sponsorship, a recommended €5 entrance fee on the day and items for sale, including Drontal high visibility bands. The bands have been approved by the Road Safety Authority and can be used again and again. The campaign is being supported by Bayer, Maxi Zoo and Rotary Ireland.
Sonia O’Sullivan says; “I am delighted to be associated with Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind, Annual Family Dog Walk, it’s so important for people to get out and exercise, and walking is a great way to spend some time with family and friends, I’m so happy to be associated with the IGDB, I think the work they do for the visually impaired and families of children with autism is vital and I’m happy to lend my support. So I’m asking you all to get out into your community and either organise or attend a walk and raise some much needed funds for this wonderful charity.”
To join a walk in your area visit our events page, alternatively you can organise a walk in your area. Simply register your event and we will send you an organisers pack and add your walk to our list of walks online. Participants can also download a sponsorship card for the event online.