You will get shocked to know that on June 9, 2018, the world’s largest skinny dip took place. More than 2,500 women stripping off on a secluded beach in the Republic of Ireland to break the Guinness world record. The name of the event is known as Strip and Dip.
It was its sixth year on Saturday. It was launched by breast cancer survivor Deirdre Featherstone 6 years ago. It is organized every year to raise funds for Aoibheann’s Pink Tie, Ireland’s national children’s cancer charity.
It is meant for only women and the participants are mostly the cancer patients, survivors and those who had been otherwise affected by cancer. Ms. Featherstone decided to launch the event just six weeks after undergoing a mastectomy. During the first year, only 60 people attended the event. One of the 53 years old participants said,
“I had a brainwave to do something fun. There are a lot of women undertaking this who have been through cancer and of course loads of people who have been affected by it. With our laughter, scars, dodgy boobs – or in a lot of cases only one or none, we would like to send a message that there is life after cancer and also raise awareness of how important it is for ladies to get checked. It’s a magical day for all involved.”
This year’s event broke the Guinness world record for the largest mass skinny dip, which was set in Perth, Australia in 2015 by 786 people. One other participant said that,
“Oh my god it was amazing. I have never been naked in front of anybody before, except my husband, and it was brilliant and bracing. It was great craic,” she said after coming out of the water. We are all different shapes and sizes and ages and it was just super.”