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Light into Europe organizes charity Bonfire Night party to support Guide Dogs for the Blind programme

On the 6th November 2015 at 7pm the bonfire will once again be lit at Light into Europe’s Bonfire Night Party sponsored by DHL Express Romania. The event will be held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Bucharest.
Historically, Bonfire Night celebrates the failed attempt by Guy Fawkes to blow up the Houses of Parliament back in 1605. Many people all around London celebrated the king surviving the attack by lighting bonfires and The King of England (James) decreed this should happen every year, now here we are 410 years later still following the tradition!
Tickets for this event can be purchased in advance at 3 categories: Adults – 100 RON, Children (11-16) – 50 RON, Children (Under 11) – Free, but need a ticket. Tickets purchased on the night are 150 RON regardless of age. To purchase tickets, email: bonfirenight@lightintoeurope.org
All proceeds from the evening will go to support the work of Light into Europe, specifically the Guide Dogs for the Blind programme which is Romania’s first and only organisation raising and training guide dogs to support the 100,000 blind people living in Romania
“It is great to see how many people from different cultures are present on this special evening, making it one of the key multicultural events taking place in Bucharest, and at the same time supporting our cause.” said Capt. Stan Platt, President of Light into Europe. “It is an evening of talking and meeting old friends and making new, a real must to attend before the winter really sets in.” he added.
Light into Europe is a non-profit organisation with a mission to impact the lives of blind and deaf children and young people of Romania through educational support, equipment, information and life skills to achieve their true potential.
In Romania there are more than 100,000 children and adults who are living with sight loss and around 30,000 deaf persons. We believe that people with disabilities have the same right to live in dignity, to be active participants in society and to be able to access the same facilities, services and information as the wider community.
Since 2004, more than 6,000 children, young people and their families have received support, training or equipment.
The Guide Dogs for the Blind programme aims to provide blind people independence, mobility and accessibility through partnerships with dogs whose unique skills are developed and nurtured by dedicated professionals and volunteers. So far we have 11 dogs currently in service with another 18 dogs at various stages of training.
“It is our belief that by using the power of community partnering we can improve the quality of life of thousands of people with sight problems and become the leading Guide Dogs for the Blind school in Eastern Europe, “ a press release of Light into Europe shows.

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