Skerries Dickie Dip raises vital funds for mens cancer care

by Alison O'Hanlon
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Hundreds of men descended on Skerries, braving the cold to strip and dip for men’s cancer care in the Mater Hospital.

Stripping off and wearing nothing more than a Dickie Bow they charged into the water to raise funds to help make a life-saving difference for patients in the Mater. Proceeds raised at the event will go towards providing the very best in men’s cancer care and will be put to work where it is needed most in the hospital. 

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Pictured at Skerries on Saturday morning were some of the hundreds of men who took to the chilly sea wearing only dickie bows for the Mater Hospital Foundation’s annual Dickie Dip event, supporting men’s cancer care in the Mater Hospital.

The Dickie Dip has already made a hugely positive impact for the hospital, raising over €325,000 since it was first held in 2019. In 2022 alone, the event raised almost €140,000 for supports to aid in the early detection, diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer.

Commenting on this year’s dip, Mary Moorhead, Chief Executive of the Mater Hospital Foundation says, “The brave men who join us every year for this uplifting event are such an inspiring and positive community, committed to making a difference for men’s cancer care and we thank them for all of their support to date.” 

She adds, “The dip would not be possible without our fantastic Dickie Dip Skerries Committee members, who have been with us every step of the way since day one. We hope that men from all across Ireland will take up this fun, exciting and brave challenge. With your help we can continue to have a positive and lasting impact on the lives of men being treated for cancer in the Mater Hospital.” 

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