I’ve set up a new online shop to raise money for the Blind Foundation Guide Dogs! Each product sold will have 50% of the price donated to help train Guide Dogs in New Zealand.
Guide dogs are incredibly important, giving people who are blind or have low vision, freedom and independence.
The name of the shop is ‘Spirit Animal‘. The name was chosen due to the belief in many cultures of spirit animals helping to protect and guide a person on their life’s journey. A trained guide dog protects, guides, warns, encourages and helps their Handler in a multitude of ways. A real-life spirit animal!
For sale are products sourced or created by my sister Emma and I. Products for dogs and dog-lovers. Many items also make great gifts, so that you too can help spread the word of the good work that the Blind Foundation does. The more people that know about the Blind Foundation, and Blind Foundation Guide Dogs, the greater their impact.
There’s also a fundraising page as we plan to Run for Guide Dogs as part of the ASB Auckland Marathon in October. Emma will again be running the Half Marathon. I will be doing the 12km Traverse, which will be my first time on the course, and only my third run in an event like this as an adult. My first being the Cigna Wellington Round the Bays in February, and my second in the upcoming Wellington Marathon, of which I’ll be doing the 10km run.
Check out Spirit Animal here, and if you have any suggestions for products let me know if the comments either here on this blog or via the online shop’s contact page.