Leaseplan & Volkswagen Support Irish Guide Dogs

(from left to right) are: Patrick Costigan, Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind and his dog Quandro with Kevin McLaughlin, Leinster Rugby.

Patrick Costigan and his guide dog Quandro were delighted to accept a cheque for €2,300 on behalf of Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind. The money was raised at a star-studded night held in Dublin’s Aviva Stadium by Leaseplan, Ireland’s leading provider of fleet management services and Volkswagen Ireland. 

The event was designed to showcase the extensive range of Volkswagen Passenger and Commercial Vehicles and also featured an on-stage interview with former Manchester United and Ireland Captain Roy Keane. An auction for the Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind, which included a VIP trip to the Heineken Cup Final, raised €2,300 for the charity which is particularly close to Roy Keane’s heart.

 Each dog costs €38,000 during the course of it’s working life.

22nd August, 2012

Author: Geraldine Herbert

Contributing Editor and Motoring Columnist for the Sunday Independent and editor of wheelsforwomen. Geraldine is also a regular contributor to Good Housekeeping (UK) and to RTÉ Radio One, Newstalk, TodayFM and BBC Radio. You can follow Geraldine on Twitter at @GerHerbert1

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