CANCELLED March to the Dail with Fighting Blindness

Posted on 27 Feb 2020

Fighting Blindness

FIGHTING BLINDNESS ANNOUNCEMENT: MARCH CANCELLED

 

We are postponing our March to Dail Eireann. The event was due to take place this Wednesday, March 11. We have decided to defer this action to a future date due to the uncertainty surrounding coronavirus (COVID-19). We’re disappointed but agree that, in the interest of public health, it is the right decision. We would like to thank all those who planned to attend. We’d also like to thank everyone for their on-going support. We will use email, text messages and our social media channels to contact and update our wider membership, friends and supporters.

 

March to the Dail with Fighting Blindness -CANCELLED

Wednesday 11 March

Meet at 7 Ely Place, Dublin 2 at 1pm

In January, Fighting Blindness released their Manifesto 2020. It outlined their four core demands for candidates for the sight loss community. Now, as we wait for a new Government to form, they want to progress this work and maintain the political pressure.

On Wednesday 11 March they want you to join them in an accompanied walk from Fighting Blindness to Dáil Eireann. They will, as a unified group, deliver their Charter of Demands to elected representatives.

They need as many people as possible to attend. People living with sight loss, their families, their friends, their colleagues, their dogs – they have room for everyone. They also need a large number of sighted volunteers to act as guides.

They will meet at the Fighting Blindness office on Wednesday, 11 March from 1pm. They’ll start walking at 1.30pm. The route will go along Hume Street, around St Stephen’s Green and down Kildare Street. They’ll arrive at Dáil Eireann around 1.50pm for a short rally. It will finish at 2.30pm.

They’re asking all friends and supporters to attend and recruit others, especially those living with sight loss. They need your help to make this a resounding success.

If you are able to attend, please let them know by calling the office on 01 678 9004 or emailing advocacy@fightingblindness.ie