Hiking into the heart of Dingle Peninsula for Debra Ireland
DEBRA IRELAND is seeking out the people of Kerry to help those that suffer from EB (Epidermolysis Bullosa), which is also known as butterfly skin, in a fantastic three-day event that will let people embark on the wonders of the Dingle Peninsula in a way that they never have before.
The event will not only give people the chance to experience the coast in a way that is different from any other, but it will also help to raise money and awareness for people suffering with EB.
The three-day event is set to take place from May 18 to 20. The hike will be used as a fundraiser for butterfly skin charity Debra Ireland. The event will consist of beautiful hikes and treks around the Dingle peninsula coast during the day, and the craic and fun in pubs and restaurants in the evenings.
Those who take part in the event will stay two nights’ in the four-star Dingle Skellig Hotel. “The Kerry Challenge is like being invited to an awesome family wedding, it is an event that has real heart and soul and it is ideal for groups of colleagues to really do something different for a weekend,” said Debra Ireland’s Head of Fundraising Judith Gilsenan.
Debra Ireland raises money for people who suffer from EB a rare and often very painful genetic condition which causes the skin, both inside and out, to blister and wound at the slightest touch.
“But along with the craic, people find huge inspiration when they meet EB patients such as Debra’s patient ambassador Emma Fogarty, and discover their huge courage living with this very distressing condition,” said Judith.
The event will cost €300 per person.
To register log on to www. debraireland.org, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (01) 412 6924.
Debra Ireland supporters Sarah Clancy and Liz Collins calling on walkers to join them for this year’s Kerry Challenge from May 18 to 20. See www. debraireland. org for more information.