A CLONAKILTY charity has managed to get one of Ireland’s most famous sports on board to help promote its fundraising trek.
Seán Óg Ó hAilpín has thrown his support behind a charity founded by a Clonakilty man that provides education opportunities for disadvantaged, homeless and street children in Nepal.
The former Cork dual star launched the Just One Trek to Nepal in November, and praised the work of the organisation.
The charity, founded by Clonakilty man Declan Murphy a decade ago, is inviting hill-walkers and trekkers to take up the opportunity to participate in the trip of a lifetime to Nepal (November 5th - 18th), and in doing so, raise money for the organisation’s ongoing work in that country’s capital, Kathmandu.
Thanks to the generous support of Etihad Airways, and Himalayan Encounters, Just One has secured the entire trip at a cost of just over €1,100 (including return flights, accommodation, trek, etc) for the 14-day trip.
Based in Kathmandu, the highlight will be a five-day trek through the nearby Himalayas when participants will reach an altitude of over 3,000m, enjoying some of the most panoramic scenery on the planet.
But there will also be the chance to take a dip in hot springs, visit a Monkey Temple and experience spectacular lakes and sunrises, and many other local attractions.
Each confirmed participant is asked to raise a minimum of €1,500 for Just One in aid of the organisation’s work on the ground in Kathmandu.
‘Fund-raised money cannot be used to pay for the trip,’ explained Declan. ‘Participants must pay for this out of their own personal resources as Just One has always been adamant that all funds raised for, or on its behalf, are spent 100% on the core cause – the education of disadvantaged children in Kathmandu.’
Places on this once-in-a-lifetime adventure are limited to the first 18. Four places are already gone and the remaining are expected to be snapped up within the next few weeks.
For more, email [email protected] or calling 087-7642465.
Check out www.just-one.org and the just-one Facebook and Twitter pages for updates.