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Dip in the Nip - In for a Penny

On the 17th of March 2022 women from all over Ireland will be doing a Dip in the Nip to raise funds for Our Lady's Children's Hospital Crumlin & Daisy Lodge Mayo.

The little girl who inspired all these brave women is our beautiful daughter Penny O' Brien. In June 2020 our healthy, active and very funny 6 year old little girl was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma, a very rare form of bone cancer. We and all of our family were devastated.

Within days Penny started a very intense course of chemotherapy treatment that would go on for 10 months and in September 2020 Penny underwent limb sparing surgery. Penny's treatment was extremely intense, resulting in Penny spending long periods of time in Our Ladys Hospital Crumlin and University Hospital Limerick, away from her family and missing out on all the things a 6 year old should be doing.

In March 2021 Penny finished her chemotherapy and rang The Bell. We could not have been prouder of our girl, she was so brave throughout her treatment and was always herself. She rang that bell loud and clear.

Crumlin referred the family to the Daisy Lodge in Newcastle, Co. Down for a Therapeutic Short Break. Penny's diagnosis was heartbreaking for us and her treatment was extremely stressful on our whole family, especially her big sisters Emma and Abigail and with the added pressures that Covid brought, our world was thrown upside down.

The Therapeutic Break gave us time back, we could laugh again and not be the cancer family. We could just be us again. “Dip in the Nip In For A Penny” has been set up to raise vital funds for Our Lady's Hospital Crumlin and also to raise funds to go towards the building of the Daisy Lodge Mayo, the first Cancer Support Centre for children in the Republic of Ireland.

Penny is not just our daughter, she is everyone's daughter, granddaughter, niece, cousin, friend. Please help us reach our target and ensure that the love and support is there for any other family who have to go through life changing experience.

Funds raised to date

Fundraising Target

€75,000

Challenge

Supporters

160

Sean Hogan

06-12-2021

100.00

Lisa Gleeson

15-11-2021

Best of luck 💕

50.00

Declan & Jackie Gannon

15-11-2021

Best of luck to everyone doing the Dip in the Nip. Hugs to Penny. 🌸🤗

500.00

Evelyn Carey

14-11-2021

Wonderful idea, wishing you all the best of luck

100.00

Pamela Quirke

12-11-2021

10.00

Donal Meagher

09-11-2021

Great Cause enjoy the swim

50.00

Claire Shoer

09-11-2021

Keep up the great work!

30.00

Marie Keegan

08-11-2021

Good luck 🍀

10.00

Nicole Quigley

06-11-2021

10.00

Ellen Weber

06-11-2021

20.00

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Our Fundraisers

Register

Siobhán Mc Loughney's page

Raised to date : € 150.00

Owner Name

Siobhán Mc Loughney

Merissa Guest's page

Raised to date : € 92.00

Owner Name

Merissa Guest

Emma Fitzsimons's page

Raised to date : € 0.00

Owner Name

Emma Fitzsimons

Emma Kennedy's page

Raised to date : € 0.00

Owner Name

Emma Kennedy

Elaine Morrison's page

Raised to date : € 0.00

Owner Name

Elaine Morrison

Michelle Curran's page

Raised to date : € 0.00

Owner Name

Michelle Curran

Jennifer Byrne's page

Raised to date : € 0.00

Owner Name

Jennifer Byrne

Ann-Marie Donohoe's page

Raised to date : € 0.00

Owner Name

Ann-Marie Donohoe

Deirdre Keller's page

Raised to date : € 0.00

Owner Name

Deirdre Keller

Mary Clifford's page

Raised to date : € 0.00

Owner Name

Mary Clifford

Karen Ryan's page

Raised to date : € 25.00

Owner Name

Karen Ryan

Louise Petch's page

Raised to date : € 1370.00

Owner Name

Louise Petch

Brenda Maher's page

Raised to date : € 65.00

Owner Name

Brenda Maher

Katie Kinsella's page

Raised to date : € 0.00

Owner Name

Katie Kinsella

Carmel Quinlan's page

Raised to date : € 60.00

Owner Name

Carmel Quinlan

Sabrina Loughman's page

Raised to date : € 0.00

Owner Name

Sabrina Loughman

Siobhan Barron's page

Raised to date : € 30.00

Owner Name

Siobhan Barron

Ciara O'Meara's page

Raised to date : € 0.00

Owner Name

Ciara O'Meara

Eithne O’Neill's page

Raised to date : € 0.00

Owner Name

Eithne O’Neill

Andrea Walsh's page

Raised to date : € 0.00

Owner Name

Andrea Walsh

Yvonne Slevin's page

Raised to date : € 0.00

Owner Name

Yvonne Slevin

Mairead Ryan's page

Raised to date : € 0.00

Owner Name

Mairead Ryan

Sinead Ni Dhomhnaill's page

Raised to date : € 240.00

Owner Name

Sinead Ni Dhomhnaill

Helena Weldrick's page

Raised to date : € 0.00

Owner Name

Helena Weldrick

Angela McDermott's page

Raised to date : € 540.00

Owner Name

Angela McDermott

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