Top hurler Seán Óg Ó hAilpín launches trip of a lifetime to Nepal
One of Ireland’s most famous sports stars has thrown his support behind a charity founded by a Clonakilty man that provides education for disadvantaged, homeless and street children in Nepal.
Former Cork dual star Seán Óg Ó hAilpín, who launched the ‘just-one’ Trek to Nepal in Clonakilty, encouraged people to support the trip, which takes place next November 5 - 18.
The just-one charity, founded by local man Declan Murphy 10 years ago, is inviting hill-walkers and trekkers to take up the opportunity.
A group of up to 18 Irish people will travel to the Nepalese capital Kathmandu.
For over a decade, just-one has been helping some of the poorest children in Kathmandu to access educational opportunities they would otherwise never have a chance to avail of.
Now just-one has secured the entire trip at a cost of just over €1,100 (including return flights, accommodation and trek) for the 14-day adventure that will take in a trek through the nearby Himalayas.
To avail of this trip of a lifetime, each participant is being asked to raise a minimum of €1,500.
Declan Murphy, a qualified teacher and the founder of just-one, thanked Seán Óg for said: “I thank everyone in advance for their support for just-one’s work, which really makes a positive difference to some of the most impoverished and disadvantaged children in the world.”
Places are limited to the first 18 people signed-up, with four spots already gone.
Make contact by e-mailing [email protected] or calling 087-7642465. Check out www.just-one.org and the just-one Facebook and Twitter pages for regular updates.