Galway Simon is asking all sea swimmers, daily dippers, and anyone who has wondered what the attraction of daily swimming is about to join us for the ‘Dip a Day in May’ challenge and raise vital funds for people facing homelessness in Galway, Mayo and Roscommon. As we enter the summer months, what better way to enjoy the finer weather than a dip a day at your nearest beach, lake, river or pier?
Whether it’s a dip in the sea or your nearest river, a paddle in the middle of your kids’ paddling pool, or even a cold shower, ask friends, family and colleagues to sponsor your #DipaDay challenge and support those facing homelessness this summer.
Why Take the challenge?
1. You will feel AH-MAZING!
As with all water therapy, sea swimming (and dipping!) is highly recognized for its benefits to your mental health and wellbeing, helping to relieve chronic joint pain, skin problems, respiratory issues, anxiety and depression.
2. The Big Dip on May 28th
On Saturday May 28th, we will be holding The Big Dip for all our participants to come together in person for tea/coffee and a chat – it will be a great chance to gather in person having not being able to do so for the last couple of years. While the cold water may bring the calm, the coffee, tea and chats afterward will bring the warmth!
3. Support people’s right to security, dignity and wellbeing in their home
Galway Simon is relentlessly committed to finding answers to the questions faced by real people in our community at risk of or experiencing homelessness. The money you raise goes directly to our Prevention, Housing and Health & Wellbeing services in Galway, Mayo and Roscommon.
4. Dip a Day Raffle
Get dipping, start fundraising and be in with a chance to win one of our top-secret and fabulous incentive prizes. More details coming soon!
The Difference You Can Make
As high rents and a severe lack of affordable accommodation continue to drive people into homelessness, we are hugely concerned about even more challenges ahead. The money you raise as part of the #DipaDay challenge ensures we can safeguard our homelessness and homelessness prevention services and support those facing homelessness in the West.
How to Take Part?
Step 1. Register by clicking the 'Start Fundraising' button on the right of this page.
Step 2. Click the activation link in your registration email (make sure to check your spam folder for this email!)
Step 3. Join our Facebook Group for advice, support and friendship with dippers just like you.
Step 4. Share your personal iDonate fundraising link on your social media, email, WhatsApp or text.
Step 5. Get dipping and start fundraising!
Make sure to tag Galway Simon in your #DipaDay photos as you take part each day!
Raised to date : € 130.00