TWENTY five years of friendship and commitment for a special group of volunteers has been celebrated in Naas .
The group are all volunteers for Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind (IGDB) who to date have raised almost €1million for the organisation.
The lifelong friends were joined by Alan Dukes, IGDB Board Chair, along with management and staff from the organisation’s HQ in Cork.
Founding members Margaret Murphy and Clare de Burgh celebrated with current branch chairperson Phil Geoghegan and branch members. The Naas group have worked tirelessly so that vision impaired people and more recently families of children with autism could benefit from the life changing impact of a trained IGDB gog.
Phil, Mary Togher and local volunteers are not hanging up their fundraising bibs yet.
They are committed to a number of events this year always making sure that the Guide Dogs are represented at as many events as possible.
Mr. Dukes said that he was very pleased to be recognising a group from “his own place” and their tireless efforts ensured that he and many others in the area were well acquainted with the important work of IGDB.