Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind is offering 30 people the opportunity of a lifetime to travel the
Camino De Santiago de Compestella while raising much needed funds for the charity.
There are two events to choose from. You can cycle or walk from Leon to Santiago taking in the stunning countryside of Northern Spain with memories to last a lifetime. Participants will have the opportunity to travel with a small mixed group of sighted and vision impaired people with experienced local guides and the expert guidance of Barters Travel, specialists in Camino treks for over 30 years.
All funds raised will support the training of vision impaired people and families of children with autism. Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind will need to raise over €4million this year to fund its services. They receive over 85% of their income through generous donations from the public and need your help to continue to provide our services free of charge.
“Meeting other guide dog supporters on the trip really brought it home to me the importance of a guide dog for a blind or visually impaired person. The Camino was a wonderful experience .You could go on your own and fit right in. You would not need a person to go with every one looked out for each other. The weather and the scenery was great but it was the group of like minded people coming together for a very worthy cause with a lot of laugher along the way that made the trip.”
Helen Murphy, 2013 and 2014 participant, Sligo
The team at Irish Guide Dogs have all the advice, support and encouragement that participants will need to help reach their fundraising target. They will help with your training and arrange for you to meet and get to know you’re travelling companions well before you set off.