Down and Dirty charity challenge launched

October 8th, 2017 11:50 AM

By Southern Star Team

Organisers and sponsors pictured at the launch, at the Eldon Hotel, Skibbereen, of the annual Down and Dirty adventure challenge, which is coming up again the last weekend of November at Liss Ard Estate, Skibbereen. (Photo: Anne Minihane)

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NOW in its fifth year, the Skibbereen Down and Dirty Charity Adventure Challenge was launched at the Eldon Hotel, Skibbereen.

To date 3,000 peole have taken part and over €60,000 has been raised for West Cork Rapid Response, Down Syndrome West Cork Support Group and Co-Action Skibbereen.

Speaking of behalf of the organisers, Don Davis thanked main sponsors, Peter and Anna Warburton of Cottages for Couples, for their continued support,  along with all other sponsors, landowners and stewards who make this event possible. 

Timo Stern of Liss Ard Estate, who host the event, said his family and staff were delighted to be involved in raising funds for the local organisations, while Shelia Carroll of CoAction, Skibbereen outlined that the money raised is used for bus trips and outings. 

Fergal Morgan, Down Syndrome West Cork Support Group, spoke on how the money raised is invaluable to them, with extra speech and language therapy being the main focus of last year’s donation. 

Aodh O’Donnell, West Cork Rapid Response outlined its role in saving lives in West Cork and how valuable contributions are to maintaining this valuable voluntary service in our community.

The Down and Dirty event takes place on Saturday, November 25th next, at Liss Ard Estate, Skibbereen, with six kilometres of natural obstacles, mud and magnificient paths in the estate and surrounding properties. The event is unique in that 100% of everyone’s entry fee is donated to the benefitting charities. 

To register, log on to Skibbereen Down and Dirty Facebook page and follow the link.  

Further details from Cian O’Mahony 086-3992562 or Garry Minihane 086-8328394.

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