Over €3000 raised for Irish Guide Dogs

by Rose Barrett
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The Portmarnock-Malahide Branch of Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind were delighted with the support shown for their recent Par 3 golf fundraiser in Malahide.

The event, which took place at the Sports and Leisure Hub in Malahide Castle last month, raised a total of €3,477.73 through golf entries, raffle tickets, and donations made on the day.

The Portmarnock-Malahide branch looks forward to hosting the Par 3 fundraiser again in 2023. “It was fantastic to see the level of support shown for this event in its second year,” said IGDB Portmarnock-Malahide Branch Chair, Pat Harney.

“The generosity of the local community is hugely encouraging and sincerely appreciated both by us as a local branch, and the Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind organisation nationally.”

“We are so grateful to everyone who supported the event, whether by taking part in the golf, buying a raffle ticket, or making a donation at our stand on the day,” noted event organiser and local IGDB branch member, Frank Kelly.

“We would also like to express our thanks to the Sports and Leisure Hub for hosting us for the second year running, and to all of the local businesses who donated raffle prizes.” Over 85 per cent of the income of Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind is received through voluntary donations and fundraising across the country.

New volunteers are always welcome; if you’d like to learn more about how you can support the organisation, see www.guidedogs.ie or contact your local branch.

The Portmarnock-Malahide branch will hold its AGM on Wednesday, November 9 at 7.30pm in the Portmarnock Sports and Leisure Club, and all are welcome to attend.

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