If you have ever wanted to skinny dip then now is the time and it’s for a good cause.
There is going to be a world record attempt for the largest skinny dip and it will take part in Wicklow this summer. The Strip and Dip is a charity swim that will raise money for Ireland’s National Children’s Cancer Charity www.aoibheannspinktie.ie.
This is the sixth Strip and Dip to be held in Wicklow. The Strip and Dip started five years ago after Deirdre Featherstone was undergoing treatment for breast cancer and she had a brainwave after her mastectomy to do something fun. There are a lot of women undertaking this who have been through cancer and of course loads of people who have been affected by it. With our laughter, scars, dodgy boobs or in a lot of cases only one or none….. we would like to send a message that there is life after cancer and also raising awareness of how important it is for ladies to get checked. Its a magical day for all involved.
Organisers say the day ” is emotional, uplifting, the best craic ever and a day to celebrate everything. It is so much fun and a great empowering day for women.”
This year swimmers are fundraising for Aoibheanns Pink Tie, their aim is to make children’s journey with cancer more comfortable.
Aoibheann’s parents say, ‘We will run out of time before we run out of ideas and ways to help the children of Ireland and the world blighted by childhood cancer, it is everything to all of us in Aoibheann’s Pink Tie it is the blood that courses through our veins it is a mission we will never give up or back away no matter how hard it is.’