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!
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!
- 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