A group of Dublin sea swimmers are all set to attempt a brand new challenge to raise funds for Family Carers Ireland. The Splash 4 Cash will see six hardy souls swim from Lambay, round Howth and hopefully finishing their 24 kilometre relay at Bull Wall.
The team, headed by Dr Aidan Hampson is looking to highlight the importance of family carers in looking after those in need.
“We’ve had a fabulous response to the event so far,” said Dr Hampson, “it’s a swim of 24 kilometres, never been done before and there will be six of us doing it in relay”.
One of the inspirations for the swim was Jack O’Donovan (pictured) who has cerebral palsy, is a wheelchair user and non-verbal.
The 19 year old has been a patient with Dr Hampson since his birth and is cared for by his mother Lynsey and father Cathal.
The doctor says it’s families like Jack’s that need to be recognised and supported.
“This is a fabulous cause because there are thousands of Jacks, Lynseys and Cathals in this country.
You can find out more about the fundraising event here:
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