ROY Keane knows that
every team needs its supporters and this year he is
asking the public in Co Donegal to score for Irish
Guide Dogs for the Blind. The Shades fundraising
drive runs from today, April 29 until May 4.
This is Roy’s eleventh year supporting the national
campaign which raises funds to provide guide dogs
for vision impaired persons and assistance dogs for
families of children with autism.
With all services provided free of charge Irish
Guide Dogs raises over 80% of its annual income
through fundraising and the Shades campaign is key
activity in its annual calendar. This year the
organisation needs to raise over €4 million if it is
to meet its training targets and reduce waiting
times which are up to 3 years for key services.