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Friday 18 August 2017

Chilly dip delivers €700 for day care centre

Mary Kinsella from Wicklow Day Care Centre is presented with the cheque by Jane O'Neill from Wicklow Swimming Club.
Mary Kinsella from Wicklow Day Care Centre is presented with the cheque by Jane O'Neill from Wicklow Swimming Club.

The Wicklow Swimming Club have presented a cheque of €700 to the Day Care Centre in the old hospital in town after taking a chilly dip into the sea on St Stephen's Day.

Over 80 swimmers togged out for the event with plenty of them going around dressed up in costumes. Volunteers, who were not so eager about diving in, went around with buckets to raise funds for the much needed Day Care Centre.

Committee member Peter O'Reilly said: 'It was one of the biggest turnouts we have had so far. On behalf of the swimming club I just want to thank everyone for taking part in the swim and to the volunteers on the day for going around and collecting money.'

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