‘Pawsome’ gift for Christmas from Ford Ireland & Irish Guide Dogs


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Munster player Ian Nagle pulled out the winning ticket of Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind Ford Focus Car Raffle in Irish Guide Dogs HQ on the Model Farm Road, Cork.

Yvonne Roche from Carrigaline, Cork is the lucky winner of the brand new 2014 car which she will receive in January. Irish Guide Dogs would like to thank Ford Ireland for donating the car to raffle for the third year in the row – more than €150,000 in the raffle has been raised and almost €400,000 across the three years. “We would like to thank Ford Ireland for donating the Ford cars to us to raffle,” said Padraig Mallon, CEO with Irish Guide Dogs. “Because of Ford’s support we have raised almost €400,000 in three years, which amounts to 40 Guide Dog partnerships.” The training of one Guide Dog can cost up to €38,000 in the course of their lifetime.

Also present to witness the draw was Ivan Dineen from the Munster rugby; Eddie Murphy Chairman of Ford Ireland and Chairman of Irish Guide Dogs; Padraig Mallon, CEO Irish Guide Dogs, Guide Dog in Training Toby; and Assistance Dog-in-Training Winona. The raffle was launched by Roy Keane in May 2013.