On September 19th , volunteer and puppy raiser Anne Mulligan and our branch said goodbye to puppy in training Cosmo, who went to Cork to continue her training to be a future Guide Dog/Assistance Dog. We wish Cosmo the best of luck and thank Anne for her hard work and we will of course keep you updated on Cosmo’s progress. Our Balbriggan/North County Dublin Branch had a coffee morning fundraiser on the 18th October in the Senior Citizens Centre, High Street, Balbriggan. There were sweet treats provided by our volunteers and also a raffle was held. Among other things, we had a beautiful canvas picture of a sunset over Balbriggan harbour valued at €250 and taken by local photographer Martin McNamara which was kindly donated by Anne Nightingale. We also had a hamper that was raffled. A fun time was had by all and there were some very happy winners.
It is almost that time of year again where we dust off the Christmas decorations from the attic and search for the perfect tree and that means our Balbriggan/North County Dublin Branch will soon have our Christmas 2024 calendars and car raffle tickets available. Christmas cards will be €6 a pack or 2 packs for €10, the calendar will be €10 and car raffle tickets will be €5 each. The car draw will take place on the 7th February 2024 and the lucky winner will win a Citroen E-C4 worth €40,000-€43,000, so make sure to get your tickets to be in with a chance to win and you could be the lucky person starting the early new year in style with a new car! Keep an eye on our social media pages in the coming months as our merchandise stands will be set up in SuperValu, Balbriggan and on the 24th and 25th November we will be in Millfield Shopping Centre in Balbriggan. We can’t wait to see you all and get into the festive spirit. If you are interested in volunteering with us, please do feel free to contact us: Balbriggan/North County Dublin branch of Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind, you can phone or text us on 085 7663107, email us at GuideDogsBalbriggan@gmail.com or find us on our own Facebook page at Balbriggan Branch of Guide Dogs.