[IRLGuideDogs] IGDB News

  • From: "Lean Kennedy" <Lean@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <irlguidedogs@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 28 Apr 2006 16:39:34 +0100

Hello All,

The atmosphere at the Training Centre is electric as SHADES commences this 
week. Media coverage of this campaign has begun. The Irish Times will include a 
piece about SHADES in their magazine on Saturday. It will be featured in their 
"What's on this week" section at the front of the magazine.

Also, on Saturday the RTÉ Sport tv show will mention SHADES as they will be 
having a competition for a Roy Keane signed jersey.

The Irish Independent will run a feature this Tuesday in their health 
supplement with a focus on eye-care and routine eye-tests. It goes without 
saying that this is more of an angle for Specsavers then for IGDB.

The Sun newspaper will feature Roy Keane and SHADES on Friday. They will be 
having a competiton for Roy Keane signed sunglasses.


The Client Services Department have mailed invitations for our first 
information day of the year. This event is for professionals in our field and 
will take place Wednesday May 24th. The Client Services Department will run 
another informstion day for prospective clients on June 21st.


Padraig Mallon, Paddy Coyle and myself were interviewed for Anna Livia radio in 
Dublin on Thursday 27th. It was an hour long special about IGDB and SHADES. The 
feedback from the interview was very positive.


Eoin Slattery, Guide Dog Mobility Instructor, Is currently training four 
clients with their guide dogs. They have just completed their second week of 


That's all for now,

Mise le meas,

Léan Kennedy,

Access & Education Officer,

Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind.



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