PorterShed Community helps raise over €7,000 for Irish Guide Dogs

Portershed Parachute Jump for Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind . Andrew Downes, XPOSURE

Portershed Parachute Jump for Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind . Andrew Downes, XPOSURE

Nine people from the PorterShed helped raise funds in aid of the Irish Guide Dogs by taking part in a skydive in county Offaly this week.

The group took to the skies early in the morning before jumping in tandem with professional skydivers to land safely on terra firma.

The group took part in a skydive from 13,000 ft. to raise awareness for the great cause - and so many people responded to contribute over €7,000 that will all be donated to the amazing charity.

People can still contribute to the fund by dropping in any donations to the PorterShed’s Bowling Green or Eyre Square locations - alternatively, they can Google ‘PorterShed Go Fund Me for Irish Guide Dogs’ to find an online donation page.

PorterShed’s Office Manager Aoife Cheung led the organisation of the fundraising and skydive, and she was delighted with the response as so many people kindly donated what they could.

“I’m blown away by the response we received; it’s been amazing to see people rally together and contribute. All funds raised will be donated directly to the Irish Guide Dogs. They do such fantastic work for so many people.

“Recently, we had a coffee morning raffle to help raise money, and we got to meet some of the people who train the dogs, the people whose lives are improved because of the charity, and of course we got to meet their amazing dogs. Knowing that this money will help in some small way just makes me happy,” she said.

In all, the people who took part in the PorterShed skydive on the day were Aoife Cheung, Tanya Lee Conroy, Aisling Kearney Burke, Sean Finnegan, Cormac Casey, Andrew Downes, Eveanna Ryan, Ty Brush, and Barry Gilhooly.


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