25 Swims of Christmas…Will You Join Us?

25 Swims of Christmas…Will You Join Us (1)

With December finally here, and the Christmas countdown officially started, we wanted to do something a little different this year to celebrate the festive season.

Well, some of you might call it celebration, others may call it madness!!

Starting today, the 1st December 2021, the team in Barden have decided to do the “25 Swims of Christmas”.

In other words, at least one of the Bardees will undertake to get into the sea for a quick dip every day in the run up to Christmas Day.

For those who can’t quite handle a dip in the depths of winter, we’re making a special exception and just this once allowing an old-school seaside paddle!

Supporting Barretstown

As part of the “25 Swims of Christmas” the Barden team are fundraising for the amazing children’s charity Barretstown. The charity runs residential camps for children with a serious illness, offering a range of adventurous and challenging activities and supported behind the scenes by safe, medical attention and care – always for free. Since opening in 1994 they have brought the magic of Barretstown to over 70,000 campers. Read more about Barretstown below.

Get Involved…

Of course, we’d be delighted for any of our Barden friends to get involved too and support this amazing charity.

So, if you’d like to take part get in touch with Nicole Carroll at nicole.carroll@barden.ie, or if you can’t handle dip at this time of year please help our fundraising efforts to which you can donate through our GoFundMe page.

All you need to do is: 

  1. Choose a day to do your swim.
  2. Grab your finest budgie smugglers.
  3. Quick dip…easy peasy.
  4. Take a picture or video before/during/after and share on your own LinkedIn/social media tagging Barden, Barretstown & sharing the GoFundMe page.
  5. Tag and nominate other people to do a swim…if you want!!

Thanks, from the team at Barden!


About Barretstown

Barretstown offers free, specially designed camps and programmes for children and their families living with a serious illness – supported behind the scenes by 24 hour on site medical and nursing care.

All of the children and families come to Barretstown free of charge. Everything, including accommodation, food and medical assistance are provided at no cost to the family.

Barretstown is supported by donations and the fundraising efforts of corporate supporters, individuals and community groups.

Barretstown is recognised as a centre of excellence in childhood cancer care and other serious illnesses. Children are referred to Barretstown based on their medical needs.

Since we first opened our gates in 1994 we have brought the magic of Barretstown to over 70,000 campers.

Read more about the impact this wonderful organisation has had here.

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