Offaly women bare all in world record-breaking skinny dip

The event was officially recognised by the Guinness Book of World Records

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Offaly women Alice Doyle and Natasha Cummins became world record holders over the weekend as they took part in a huge skinny dip event for the Aoibheann's Pink Tie, the National Children's Cancer Charity.

The Edenderry friends travelled to Wicklow to be part of a gathering of 2,500 women who bared all in aid of the charity. 

Aoibheann's Pink Tie aims to help and offer practical support to the families of children diagnosed with cancer and who are attending St John's Oncology Ward in Our Lady's Children's Hospital.

The women smashed the record on Meaghermore beach, beating Perth's 786 participants in a similar event in 2015 and Finland's claim 789 participants in 2017.

To date the charity as raised in excess of €150,000 for Aoibheann's Pink Tie.

Ireland skinny dip is an annual event and there's a likelihood they will beat their own record next year. The event is open to women cancer patients and survivors, and to women who have been otherwise affected by cancer.

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