2020 was the year which brought our normal fundraising activities to a stop. We’ve really missed being out meeting you all. However it was a momentus year in many ways.Looking back in January Specsavers’ Santa Grotto in Millfield raised €1,863.62. Tesco’s Community blue chip donation raised €383.33. In February the Oldtown Poker Classic was held raising €1,700. Everything came to a halt in March when Covid-19 hit but that didn’t stop us thinking of different ways to raise funds. In April volunteer Elaine held a Facebook birthday fundraiser raising €306. Guide Dog Day, 8th May, we asked you to text WOOF to 50300 to donate €4. Katie from Lusk made masks to sell and put aside €5 for each mask sold, raising €250. Oisin in Balbriggan gave €50 from his 1st Holy Communion money. Tom & Breege’s Ruby Wedding Anniversary fundraiser was divided between 3 charities and guide dogs received €1,560. Another supporter held a seed and plant sale raising €100. For Yarrow, Guide Dog puppy’s 1st birthday, Emmet, Julie, Dara & Aidan made a donation of €50. A Doggy Zoom Quiz organised and hosted by volunteer Dana raised €405. Other support-ers donated in various ways. Old Irish coins, used stamps, sterling and other currencies were all ex-changed for euros. If you have any unwanted coins lying around pop them into a bag for us. Used stamps or old stamp albums are also welcomed. Our large collection dogs are in Balbriggan in Mill-field Shopping Centre, Cuddles Pet Store and SuperValu. In Skerries; McMeel’s Pharmacy, Skerries Framing and SuperValu. In Lusk; SuperValu. Smaller counter boxes can also be found in various locations. Your support is vital to Irish Guide Dogs to help people who are vision impaired and fam-ilies of children with autism to achieve improved mobility and independence. Thank you to each and everyone of our supporters. We hope you had an enjoyable Christmas and wish you a happy 2021. Contact us by phone or text 085 7663107 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org or Facebook us.