Suzie Hennessy from Fermoy recently climbed Ireland’s highest inland peak, Galtymore, alongside around 30 other colleagues to raise funds to put a Guide Dog puppy through its training.
The Fermoy woman works as a travel counsellor, an individual agent who arranges travel plans for customers.
The umbrella group Travel Counsellors decided to make Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind their chosen charity for the fundraiser as they are currently working on making travel more accessible for those with disabilities.
“It was a brilliant day. We had all been doing a lot of preparatory work leading up to the event collecting sponsorship money and things like that. It was lovely to meet all my colleagues there on the day,” explained Suzie.
In early September, the group set off for a 5 hour climb up Galtymore, which lies on the border of Tipperary and Limerick.
They raised an exceptional amount of money which they expect will pay for two years training for Reuben, their Guide Dog pup.
Suzie, who is living in Clondulane, made the move to be an independent travel counsellor back in June of this year having worked for a travel agent company for almost 10 years.
Travel is her passion and she loves the fact that she can offer flexibility to her clients as she is working from home and not restricted by office hours.
“To me, each person and each holiday is so different. Everyone has different needs and ideas and I appreciate that the money they spend on their holiday is hard-earned so I want to make sure everything is done right,” Suzie told The Avondhu.