2500 women strip off for record-breaking skinny dip
2500 women strip off for record-breaking skinny dip
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Women gather at Magheramore beach in County Wicklow Ireland for the world's largest skinny dip
12 June, 2018, 23:40
Not only have they entered the record books but they also raised thousands for a children's cancer charity in Ireland.
THE world's largest skinny dip took place on Saturday morning, with more than 2,500 women stripping off on a secluded beach in the Republic of Ireland to break the Guinness world record.
Lucia Sinigagliesi, the Guinness World Records official that adjudicated the naked swim, said that 2,505 women spent at least five minutes in the sea to set a new world record.
The charity was set up in 2010 after Irishman Jimmy Norman's 8-year-old daughter Aoibheann died from cancer, prompting the men at her funeral to wear pink ties because that was the girl's favorite color. Known as Strip and Dip the annual event was in its sixth year.
The idea for the event came from Cancer survivor Dee Featherstone.
Saturday's skinny dip smashed the three-year-old record of 786 people taking the plunge in Perth, Western Australia, at an event to promote positive body images. "It was fantastic. I have never been naked in front of anybody before, except my husband, and it was brilliant and bracing", she said.
Their mission: to smash a world skinny-dipping record and raise funds for a children's cancer charity.
"I thought we might get 1,500 but it just got bigger and bigger", she said. "It was great craic", she said after coming out of the water.
One of the participants from Donegal was Bronwyn Walsh.
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