Celebrating Ten Years of Strip and Dip in 2023 - Strip and Dip Magheramore Beach Wicklow - Saturday 10th June 2023 - in aid of Aoibheann's Pink Tie -over 1,000 women expected to take the plunge from all over Ireland and beyond!

Celebrating TEN years of Strip and Dip in 2023 - Strip and Dip Wicklow Saturday 10th June 2023  in aid of Aoibheann’s Pink Tie!

Up to 1,000 women expected

Their song which they are learning – with producer/conductor Ian Brabazon – and Sea of Change Choir is “ You got the feeling”


Huge thanks to Press Up Hospitality Group, Arklow Bay Hotel, all the packers, and helpers, and to Wayne, the only man allowed on the beach!
it could be not be done without everyone supporting us.

And of course to all the Dippers! 

And a quote from Dee Featherstone to set the scene this year! 

So far as I have said we have raised €60k alone for this 2023 dip, and the accumulated fundraising over the TEN YEARS is now €1.1million and growing.     And with the funds we have supported buying a house in Crumlin.  This house is used for families who receive the devastating news that their child has cancer.   They may be from outside Dublin and need a place to stay, this house is their respite while their child is undergoing treatment.  The beautiful house has Aoibheanns Lighthouse Sign outside it to remind everyone what a Beacon Aoibheann is.   Aoibheann’s Pink Tie is the national childrens cancer charity, and its main goal is to offer practical support to families going through childhood cancer   The team in Aoibheann’s Pink Tie are earth angels – just ask any of the families who have dealt with this.   I look forward to our 10th Dip being a huge success this Saturday, and raising even more funds.


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

                                           The beautiful Magheramore Beach

When:                                Saturday 10th June 2023

Time:                                 12.00pm.

Why:                                   Fundraiser www.aoibheannspinktie.iecelebrating 10 years!

                                            Over 1,000 ladies expected to attend!

Website:                              www.stripanddip.ie


Meet HQ:                            Arklow Bay Hotel – with Shuttles to beach – Breakfast 8am to 9am


At The Beach:                    People arrive from 11 - Dip happens roughly 1pm

                                           Water Refreshments courtesy of The Press Up Hospitality Goup

                                           Who have also facilitated our access yet again to

                                           Magheramore Beach, Wicklow.


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

Register                                  www.stripanddip.ie

Facebook:                             https://www.facebook.com/StripAndDip23


Twitter:                                  @AoibheannsPinkT




Background to the story of Strip and Dip – now celebrating 10 years – in aid of Aoibheann’s Pink Tie


The Facts:

Over €1,177,294 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 plus - cumulative!



This is the 10th Strip and Dip to be held in Wicklow. 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.   And of course achieving Status twice in the Guinness Book of World Records ( 2018 and 2021 for The Online Dip Challenge) as well as raising over €500,000 in 2018 as was a major achievement, as well as “ a bit of choral singing” aka the Sea of Change Choir who appeared in the finals of Ireland’s Got Talent , in Brussels for World Cancer and received a standing ovation in the plenary room and also asked to represent Ireland as part of the WHO Worldwide Conference on Cervical Cancer the last 3 years.



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 raising 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 and again this year she is yet again  raising much needed funds for Aoibheann’s Pink Tie - Ireland’s National Children’s Cancer Charity – with over €1,2000,000 expected to be raised for www.aoibheannspinktie.ie. Donations would be greatly appreciated and can be made on www.idonate.ie/stripanddip   


Further information: Aileen Eglington, AE Consulting:

E: aileen.eglington@aeconsult.ie                     M: 00 353 87 2505007