Friday, June 10, 2011

Dip in the Nip 2011 Cancer Fund Raiser and Us..


Well now, here we go, another exciting tangent in the LadyUmbrella story that will hopefully do some much needed good via the excellent Dip In The Nip...

So, you may be going, "eh, what is Dip in the Nip?" and I'm happy to now burst that bubble of confusion and enlighten you. Dip in the Nip is a great fund raising event for charity set up by Máire Garvey. Like the name suggests, people "dare to bare" and get sponsored to run into the sea in their birthday suits..This is the 3rd year that the Dip in the Nip will happen and it is growing each year thanks to the great work Maire has put in to it..Sure, she even got Terry Wogan to count them last year as the touching, motivating and inspirational video below shows...

Now, the next piece in the Dip in the Nip 2011 and us puzzle - how are we involved? Well, a couple of months ago Máire got in touch with us and asked us if we'd be able to design a t-shirt for this years dip..Both myself and Elena really liked the quirky idea and wanted to try support the charity..And so Elena conjured up a nifty design of LadyUmbrella taking her own dip in true oddball, yet cute, LadyUmbrella style..The design is now going to be printed onto just 10 t-shirts and the top 10 ladies who raise the most money for charity will each receive one of these exclusive t-shirts..We'll give you a glimpse at the full design at some stage in the future but the "info graphic" (said in a scientific type voice) will give you an idea of the design..

This years dip is taking place on the 24th of June which means we won't be able to attend it (we'll be in Barcelona mixing business with pleasure as we try find some shops there to stock us - ole) but we want to support it more..So, to that end we're going to DONATE 15% OF ALL SALES between now and the 25th of June to Dip in the Nip and cancer research..And, to top it all off when you enter code ditn15 you'll get 15% off and Dip in The Nip will also get 15% off - that way everyone is a winner...

Would really encourage you to consider taking part in the Dip in the Nip this year as it is for a great cause and it is guaranteed to be a fun filled day and quite an experience..You can follow the Dip in the Nip on Facebook and find out more about how to take part on their official site at http://www.dipinthenip.eu..If making it to the Dip isn't a possibility for you then rest assured that 15% of all purchases from our shop between now and the Dip will be donated to the cause...Hopefully we'll be able to raise a boat load for them..

I know I tend to ask you to help us share and spread the news (my enthusiasm can't be contained hehe) but this blog post gets the code red treatment...You can help raise awareness about Dip in the Nip by telling a friend and passing on the info - it'd be your good deed for the day..Go on, go on, go on..And, now for that video, stay happy all..Ole



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3 comments:

quakerninja said...

What a great event. Good job everyone. I would be to chicken to try something like this. Applauds for all.

LadyUmbrella said...

Ye, really is a great event, a novel idea that we love...Would love the chance to take part in it alas we'll be in Spain when it happens..

Jully Erikson said...

Such a nice post! Great collection t-shirt.i would like to make one of them for me.Thanks a lot 4 sharing it.....