t was just the kind of feelgood meet-cute that old Walt was such a sucker for.
Paddy meets Shrek
Out of the blue, Disenchanted star Patrick Dempsey swung by Purple House on his way to Dublin airport.
The man had found a kindred spirit in the Bray cancer support charity, given that his own, very similarDempsey Center back home in Maine had been set up in 2008 as a tribute to his late mother.
Looking for Mrs May
“He was in no rush and had a full tour,” said general manager Conor O’Leary, who had actually bumped into Dempsey filming a car scene in his native Newcastle just a few days earlier. “He had a lot of knowledge about survivorship, counselling, services for children and just about everything else that we do…”
Whether Patrick found time on the final leg of his Dublin airport journey home to once more let his social media followers the wonders of Poland Spring Origin bottled waters that are 100% recyclable or that the new TAG Heuer Aquaracer watch ‘is perfect to wear in Ireland‘ (mainly because it’s waterproof?), hey, we’re not sure. But the man did find the time to give a shout-out to his new Bray buddies.
Just to confirm his admiration for Purple House, shortly after Patrick’s visit, Conor and co got an email from the Dempsey Center, keen to set up a September meeting for a future collaboration within the next few months.
And having been presented with two Purple House Coast2Coast cycling jerseys, Dempsey posted on Instagram shortly after…
‘My final and quite possibly most impactful day in Ireland, visiting @purplehousecancersupport. Grateful for the work they do each and every day to support those affected by cancer.
‘Felt very at home there.’
You can find out more about Purple House here, the Dempsey Centerhere, Disenchanted here, and catch our recent int with Conor here.
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