New Year's Day Swim

Fundraisers brave cold water for good cause

The annual New Year’s Day swim in aid of the AECC and organised by The Blarney Stone too place at Playa Flamenca Beach on Sunday. This was the third year the event has been held and attracted 14 brave…or foolhardy…swimmers.

Whilst most of us were nursing a delicate head, these people were braving the distinctly nippy med in order to raise money for charity. So far the group has raised just over 1900 euros and there is still more sponsorship money and fundraising planned. In total the organisers hope to raise more than 2,500 euros, which would beat last year’s event total of 2,000 euros.

The money will be handed over to AECC fundraising group Maria and the Pink Ladies at a Presentation Evening at the Blarney Stone on 26th January where another raffle will be held to boost the total amount.

Anti-cancer charity the AECC provides a subsidised Early Detection Programme for men and women, checking for prostate, breast, cervical and skin cancers.