Wexford men get their legs
Published 03/06/2014 | 05:42
Wexford men get their legs waxed for charity
ELEVEN brave Wexford men put their legs out to be waxed at Mooneys Bar, to raise funds for the Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind.
Sisters Bridget and Toni Sinnott, who organised the event, have been fundraising for the charity since 2010, when their grandmother Kay O'Brien received her much-loved golden retriever 'Gartan' to assist her sight and independence.
'It costs €38,000 to train just one guide dog, and we made €895 from this event. Leah Jones, a beautician from the town, volunteered to carry out the waxing on the night, and most of the men put a brave face on it although there were a few yelps!' Bridget said.
The Sinnott sisters are also members of the Wexford branch of the Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind and arranged the first waxing night fundraiser last year, which raised some €1,000.
On June 22, the Irish Guide Dogs' Wexford Branch are holding a family fun day and dog walk in Wexford Race Course. The charity welcomes everyone to the event which opens at 2pm and the walk starts at 3pm.