Join Waterford Rotary on Saturday, October 8th for the National Family Dog Walk!

All across Ireland, Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind is organising local walks through its network of volunteers and you’re invited too. So bring along your friends, family and dogs to get active and walk for them in your community.

This Saturday, October 8th in the People’s Park, the Rotary Club of Waterford is helping this vital charity with its efforts and calling all dog owners to join in by taking their dog for a walk between 2pm and 4pm. There is no sponsorship card required, just register at the event for €5 to get your reflective bands.

These reflective bands are a great safety accessory, especially during the autumn/winter months when days are getting shorter and darker. Ensure your family’s safety by wearing them on your wrists or ankles.

Ms. Kathleen Fitzgerald President of the Rotary Club of Waterford said: “I am delighted that our club is helping the Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind in this fantastic event. It is a great idea and weather permitting a super day for everyone, especially the dogs! We would encourage all Waterford dog owners to join in support of this worthy cause.”

Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind is asking communities all over Ireland to participate in their first ever nationwide Family Dog Walk at 3pm on Saturday October 8th. Backed by soccer legend Roy Keane and RTE 2fm DJ Hector O’ hEochagain, the organisation hopes to raise €250,000 for those who are visually impaired and families of children with autism.

For further information about the National Family Dog Walk call Martin O’Hare, Rotary Club of Waterford on 087 2423221 or check out Waterford Rotary on Facebook.