When? Saturday 30th March
Where? Smartzone Store, Douglas Court Shopping Centre
What time? 10am – 2pm
The Smartzone Experience Centre will be full of fluffy tails on 30th March as we will hold an in store charity event with Dogs for the Disabled.
The fundraising event will take place between 10am -2pm in the Smartzone Store in Douglas Court Shopping Centre. The event is to celebrate the official opening of the Smartzone Experience Centre.
The decision to partner up with Dogs for Disabled was made on a number of factors including the charity being based locally and the level of support given to a range of people with different physical disabilities.
“We wanted to celebrate our newly opened experience centre by giving something back to the community. We have been friends with members of Dogs for the Disabled for a while and saw the work that they were doing. We were really blown away by the level of commitment from the volunteers and the difference the dogs were making to the lives of so many people,” said Justin McInerney, Smartzone CEO.
Dogs for the Disabled was founded in 2007 and provides people with physical disabilities with trained dogs which help them carry out a range of tasks so they can live more independently.
Speaking on the charity, founder Jennifer Dowler has said “At Dogs for the Disabled, we are driven by our belief in a better world for our Partners, a world where they are active members of society and not limited by their disability and we do this through the provision of our multi-talented Assistance Dogs. The feeling of not always having to ask for help for simple everyday tasks, is empowering, develops confidence and allows for the persons true gifts to shine through. Our Assistance dogs help to transform lives.”
Smartzone and Dogs for the Disabled are also giving the public the opportunity to name an assistance puppy, which is due to be born at the beginning of April. The charity ask that name suggestions begin with the letter ‘M’.
The public can comment a name on the Smartzone Facebook page. A name will be chosen on Sunday 31st March.
If you can’t make the event you can also donate here.
For more information on what we do you can check out our homepage or call us on 021 4966248.