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

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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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Allie Sheehan
Allie Sheehan
I have worked in the travel industry for seven years, from working in American Holidays and The Travel Corporation I have a wealth of knowledge of all aspects of travel. Before joining ITTN I worked for Facebook which gave me the inside knowledge of the wonderful world of social media. I have a BSc in Event Management and am also a qualified beauty therapist (which definitely comes in handy in this business). Recently I joined the AWTE Ireland committee and I am enjoying working with and connecting with the network of women in travel.

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