Dingle date with Robert Sheehan

Charity trek

Dingle date with Robert Sheehan

Portlaoise actor Robert Sheehan and his brother Brendan are leading the 'Dingle Mingle' trek to support EB patient ambassador Emma Fogarty from Laois.

Ireland’s eligible and active singles are invited to sign up for Debra Ireland’s three-day Kerry Challenge from June 17-19.

The challenge includes three days of trekking though the Dingle Peninsula (up to 25km per day) followed by nights of fun and craic in lively pubs while staying in the four-star Dingle Skelligs hotel.

“Debra Ireland needs our help so that they can continue to provide support services to patients and families living with EB,” said Robert.

The event costs €300 per person, including accommodation, all meals and snacks, transport to and from the route, on-site physio and a celebratory dinner and prize giving.

Participants are asked to raise a further €350 for the charity, which provides support for those living with the rare, painful incurable genetic skin condition epidermolysis bullosa (EB).

Debra Patient Ambassador Emma Fogarty from Laois will attend the challenge.

"It’s not just a fantastic way to make new friends, all proceeds go towards services for people like me living with EB," said Emma.

See www.debraireland. org or call (01) 412 6924.