Have you ever gone skinny-dipping in the Atlantic Ocean*? Now’s your chance to strip off, take a dip and show cancer who’s boss.

 

For the ninth year in a row Hand in Hand’s Dip in the Nip takes place at a secret location on a beach in Galway. This fun event will raise vital funds to allow the charity to provide families across Ireland with the support they need at the most difficult time imaginable.

 

In 2006 a group of volunteers in Galway started a charity that is now known as Hand in Hand.  They provide the families of children with cancer with much-needed practical support. Whether it’s support with childcare or a professional cleaning service, their help provides families who need it with the means to deal with what’s really important – caring for their children.

 

No family should ever have to know about the hardship that follows the diagnosis of cancer in their child.  One in every three hundred children will be diagnosed with cancer before their 19th birthday. Every year over two hundred children in Ireland receive a cancer diagnosis. Behind these statistics are kids spending weeks in hospital beds, parents consumed with grief and fear and siblings trying to grow-up.

 

 

Dip in the Nip – the bare facts

 

Date: May 7th, 2018

Registration will begin at 7 am

Location: A secret beach in Galway

 

To register, email laura@handinhand.ie. This is mixed dip. So everyone is welcome to participate. Registration is free. However participants are encouraged to raise a minimum donation/fundraising amount of €50.

 

If you or your organization are able to sponsor this event or help on the day, please get in touch.

 

Hand in Hand receive no consistent state funding.  They rely on charitable donations and fundraising. And this could be your chance to do your bit whilst baring your bits…..

 

*Rhetorical question – no photos please!!

 

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Dip in the Nip for Hand in Hand

 

 

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