the water at Magheramore beach. Organized by Dublin woman Dee Featherstone since 2013.— Martin Sinnott (@Stillorganboy) June 10, 2018
Aoibheann's Pink Tie will help and offer practical support to the families of children diagnosed with cancer and who are attending St John's Oncology Ward in Our Lady's Children's Hospital. pic.twitter.com/LvL2JapC6q
Many were cancers survivors, who used the mass naked swim as a way to overcome self-confidence issues related to mastectomy scars.
The organiser of a world record-breaking skinny dip, which saw more than 2,500 women strip off to the take the plunge, has hailed it an empowering experience in the fight against cancer.
Collectively, the nude bathers smashed a record previously held by Australian skinny dippers in Perth, despite the water temperature being about 10 degrees colder in Ireland. [Belfast Telegraph]
Spoke to a woman after the dip who said another lady had brought a small box into the sea with her, opened it and spread some ashes. She, her friends and a few others saw and, without knowing the lady, rallied round her and linked hands for the 5mins challenge. Women rock.— Tori Watson (@warblingwatson) June 9, 2018
It's official. We did it. We're in the Guinness Book of World Records. pic.twitter.com/sPD88sJjZQ— Aoibheann's Pink Tie (@AoibheannPinkT) June 9, 2018