Cork Dog Action Welfare Group (DAWG) will celebrate its ten year anniversary with an 80s night fundraiser on Saturday, 23 September.
The 80s night celebration and fundraiser for Cork DAWG will be hosted by the Imperial Hotel, Cork City, from 8pm.
The event will include a retro DJ, spot prizes, finger good, retro props and games, a raffle and a 1980s themed fancy dress competition.
Tickets are priced at €25 per person when purchased online, with a €25 discount for group bookings of ten people. If the event is not sold out in advance then tickets will be available on the door for €27.50. The proceeds from the night will go towards Cork DAWG, a registered charity reliant on fundraisers and other endeavours such as its charity shops.
“We are looking for funding all the time,” said Martina Kirby, manager of Cork DAWG’s charity shop in Midleton. “These events like the 80s night are our lifeblood as we are self-funded and voluntarily run. We are always looking for funding and people to help in holding or supporting fundraisers.”
Cork DAWG is a registered charity founded in 2007 that aims to relocate neglected dogs to loving homes rather than city or county pounds where they would join the 10,000+ dogs that are destroyed in Ireland each year. Cork DAWG is run primarily by a network of volunteers, and operates charity shops such as the one on Main Street, Midleton, along with multiple fundraisers per year in an attempt to cover veterinarian bills and rent for their premises.
“We deal with an awful lot of cruelty cases,” said Ms Kirby. “One dog we rescued recently we found in terrible condition. His name is Seanie and he is a lurcher who was used for bait and left to die in a field. He had so many injuries and is completely terrified [of humans]. The amount of cruelty in this country is unbelievable. Once upon a time you would take in an odd cruelty case, but now every two out of three are cruelty cases. If you pick up a dog on the side of the road it usually has numerous injuries and problems; it’s terrible.”
For more information on Cork DAWG, its work and its fundraisers visit Dogactionwelfaregroup.ie

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