Celebrating 10 Years of ‘Strip and Dip’ Fundraiser for Childhood Cancer

Strip and Dip fundraiser

The Strip and Dip started ten years ago after Deirdre Featherstone was undergoing treatment for breast cancer and had a brainwave after her mastectomy to do something fun – and raise money for childhood cancer!

The event itself has grown from 40 women in Year 1, to 2,500 women in Year 6 – a huge achievement.  

The event has a number of major achievements under its belt – twice making it into the Guinness Book of World Records (2018 and 2021 for The Online Dip Challenge), raising over €500,000 in 2018, and “ a bit of choral singing” aka the Sea of Change Choir who appeared in the finals of Ireland’s Got Talent.

Said founder and organiser, Dee Featherstone: “There are a lot of women undertaking this who have been through cancer and, of course, lots of people who have been affected by it.  With laughter, scars, dodgy boobs, or in a lot of cases only one or none, we would like to send a clear message that there is life after cancer and also raise awareness of how important it is for ladies to get checked.  It’s a magical day for all involved and a closed format.  Remember, only ladies allowed!”

Over 1,000 ladies are expected to do Strip and Dip this year now – for the 10th  time being organised via Deirdre’s blog  www.kickingtheshiteoutofcancer.com.

Again this year she is raising much-needed funds for Aoibheann’s Pink Tie – Ireland’s National Children’s Cancer Charity – with over €1.2m expected to be raised for www.aoibheannspinktie.ie.

Donations would be greatly appreciated and can be made on www.idonate.ie/stripanddip 

Where:                               South of Wicklow Town – a secluded beach – women only

                                           The beautiful Magheramore Beach

When:                                Saturday 10th June 2023

Time: 12.00 pm.

Why:                                   Fundraiser www.aoibheannspinktie.ie – celebrating 10 years!

                                            Over 1,000 ladies are expected to attend!

Website:                              www.stripanddip.ie

Meet HQ:                            Arklow Bay Hotel – with Shuttles to beach

At The Beach:                    People arrive from 11 – The dip happens at roughly 1 pm

                                           Water Refreshments courtesy of The Press Up Hospitality Group

                                           Who has also facilitated our access yet again to

                                           Magheramore Beach, Wicklow.

Sea of Change Choir: 8.30 am Arklow Bay Hotel – with special guests including Jimmy Norman, founder of Aoibheann’s Pink Tie!  The song is a secret!

The Facts:

  • Over €1,047,294 raised for Aoibheann’s Pink Tie to date
  • The Million was hit in 2022
  • Twice in the Guinness Book of World Records
  • Target 2022 €1,200,000 cumulative!
  • Over €17,000 raised already this month-May 2023!
  • Official registration is now open for Strip and Dip 2023
  • Register                                  www.stripanddip.ie
  • Facebook:                             https://www.facebook.com/StripAndDip23
  • Twitter:                                  @AoibheannsPinkT


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