Ole – it’s Fiesta time Guide Dogs For The Blind to benefit from Spanish Fundraiser

A Spanish Fiesta is on the menu at JM Reidy’s Courtyard and all for a good cause.

When local businesswoman Karie O’Toole lost her dog Teddy to old age just 3 months ago she decided to do something in his memory.

After a chance meeting with volunteers from The Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind, she signed up to do Stage 1 of the Camino De Santiago to raise funds for them.

Karie who has never before hiked in her life is now training for this tough challenge.

On August 17th she will be joining 24 others and taking on the Camino De Santiago Stage 1. One of the most demanding stages of the entire Camino, the week-long hike will see Karie traversing the Pyrenees, reaching a height of 1500m on day one alone!

“As part of the fundraising, I  wanted to do something different and thought a Spanish theme would be a great idea and Niamh Sheahan from JM Reidy’s had been there from the start”, Karie told the Killarney Outlook

“Both Niamh and Mikey thought it was a great idea and have been so supportive in helping me launch this event and I am so grateful to them both”, Karie added

So on June 23rd at 6pm in Reidy’s Courtyard there will be an evening of all things Spanish, Sangria, Tapas, Rioja and entertainment.

Tickets are being limited and cost €30 and will be available for sale at J.M. Reidy’s or you can contact Karie at 087 3291546

“I woud also live to say a big thank you to Killarney business people for getting behind this fundraiser and have given me amazing prizes  for a raffle on the night”, she added.

The Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind support people who are vision impaired and families of children with autism by providing life-changing services.

They enable people with sight loss and families of children with autism to lead better lives, become more independent and more mobile.

The group  receive over 85% of their income through voluntary donations and it will cost over €5 million to run our organisation this year.

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