A Castlebar woman, who considers herself very lucky to have a Guide Dog, is urging people to support the Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind fundraising appeal during the month of May.
100K for Guide Dogs is the name of the challenge, and people are asked to run, walk or cycle 100 kilometres during the month of May to raise funds for the charity, which last year matched 60 Guide Dogs and Assistance Dogs with people who are vision-impaired and with families of children with autism.
Edel O'Connor from Castlebar, who's taking on the challenge, is now on her 6th Guide Dog.
As she's not confident in using a cane to get around, she says having a Guide Dog gives her great confidence to get on with her life.
Edel has been telling Midwest News about how having a Guide Dog has changed her life for the better...