Dunboyne College to stage ‘Ulreeka’s Wagathon’ in aid of Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind

by Rose Barrett
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Dunboyne College of Further Education is thrilled to announce it will host ‘Ulreeka’s Wagathon’, a novel charitable event dedicated to supporting the Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind.

The event is inspired by Ulreeka, the community dog who has been with the college for nearly two years, and will be held in the student car park on Saturday, April 13, from 11am-3pm, with registration opening at 10am. 

A spokesperson for the college stated “Ulreeka has become more than just a dog; she’s a symbol of companionship, resilience, and the therapeutic power of animals. Her presence on campus has had an incredible impact on students, providing emotional support and enhancing the overall college experience. The event is named in her honor, embodying the spirit of community and mutual support that she represents.”

The Wagathon is not just a fundraising event; it’s a celebration of the special bond between dogs and their owners. Participants can look forward to a sponsored dog walk, offering two routes of 2km and 4km, designed to accommodate all levels of fitness and enthusiasm. The walk will commence from 11am and conclude at 1pm.  ensuring everyone can participate.

Following the walk, the Dog Village offers attendees the opportunity to capture memories with their pets through portraits, paw prints, or caricatures. Additionally, homemade dog treats will be available for purchase, along with the presence of experts from Village Vets and Positive Puppies, and representatives from the Guide Dogs for the Blind.

This event is more than just a day out; it’s a way to connect with fellow dog lovers, learn more about caring for your pet, and support a noble cause. 

Saturday , April 13 from 11am-3pm at Dunboyne COFE, at the Dunboyne College of Further Education, Student Car Park A86 FH01

For more information, registration details, please email [email protected] or visit the website at www.ulreekaswagathon.ie

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