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Down and Dirty raises 18k for charity

February 8th, 2015 5:30 PM

By Southern Star Team

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A CHEQUE for €18,000, the proceeds of the Skibbereen Down and Dirty Adventure challenge, was handed over to Down Syndrome West Cork, Co-Action West Cork and West Cork Rapid Response at a function in The Harbour Bar, Leap recently.

More than 600 brave souls crawled through mud, climbed over trees, overcame water obstacles and had fun at Liss Ard Estate last November. The event – in its second year – was bigger and better this year, with people coming from all over Ireland and also visitors travelling from England.

The organising committee of Garry Minihane, Ciaran Dillane, Cian O’Mahony, Don Davis and Paudie O’Donovan would like to thank everyone who helped in any way to make this event a success. Over 500 hours of work went into setting up the course which was all done on a voluntary basis.

Speaking at the presentation, Garry Minihane thanked the sponsors, land owners, stewards and those who provided safety and first aid on the day. The event, like the forthcoming Skibbereen Glow Run, Skibbereen Charity Adventure Race and The Do Run Run on Sherkin Island is unique, as 100% of all monies rasied from registration goes to the charities and to date it has raised in over €60,000.

The 2015 Skibbereen Down and Dirty will be even bigger, and more challenging, with up to 1,000 competitors expected to take part.

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