Lorraine Keane leads Vision Ireland’s ‘Dip at Dawn’ fundraiser

Irish TV presenter Lorraine Keane at the Forty Foot in Dublin’s Sandycove (Photo : Justin Farrelly)

Dip at Dawn started in Lahinch in June 2023 as the brainchild of Senator Martin Conway


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17 June 2024

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Dublin, Irish TV presenter Lorraine Keane, Irish actress Victoria Smurfit, international footballer Michael Owen, and Irish adventurer Pat Falvey are just some of the names that will be supporting Dip at Dawn, the new national and local fundraiser for Vision Ireland. 

‘Dip at Dawn’, the new nationwide fundraiser for Vision Ireland, (the new name or NCBI).

‘Dip at Dawn’ started in Lahinch in June 2023 as the brainchild of Senator Martin Conway, with a strong ambition this year for thousands of supporters to take to the local seashore, swimming spot, swimming pool, or even the bath-tub, to help raise funding on the longest day of the year, Friday 21 June, 2024. 

Join the dip!

Senator Conway is asking everyone in Ireland to support this event and encourage friends and family to join them in dipping at dawn, while also prompting important conversations around eye health.

“18 people a day lose their sight, some of whom have preventable conditions. We are calling on the public to get involved and sign up, ” said Senator Martin Conway.

“Your donation will mean that Vision Ireland can support more people on their sight loss journey, and your participation will encourage more conversation around eye health” 

Dip at Dawn is proudly supported by national Retail group Costcutter. Jim Barry, managing director, Barry Group (which owns the Costcutter franchise), says that practical local support for good causes appeals greatly to the local store owners. “Costcutter is proud to be the locally owned store at the heart of communities and, as such, can tap into the generosity of people who want to actively contribute to a cause that will likely end up benefitting someone who may live in their town,” the retail boss said. “Having learned that almost 300,000 people are either blind or vision impaired in Ireland, it only underlined the importance of our role in supporting this initiative. The fact that people can enjoy a fun activity that supports wellness while doing so is an added bonus!” 

Vision Ireland is calling on people to Dip at Dawn however way you prefer. Swimmer or not, you can dip, splash, swim anywhere! Sign up on www.vi.ie for €15 and set your online fundraiser to share with your family, friends, and colleagues and join those who will Dip for sight loss on the 21 June. All funds raised go towards supporting the work of Vision Ireland.

For further information please contact: Caroline Moody on 0872652485, Katie Drea on 0876612287 or email communications@vi.ie 

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