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Agewell braves an early morning cold water dip at Ballygally

People having a dip at Ballygalley.

Sixty local dippers braved the waves at Ballygally beach last Saturday in aid of older people's charity Agewell raising an incredible £565.


These vital funds help to support older people across Larne, Ballymena, and Carrick, for services such as telephone counselling service and helps volunteers to be on the road delivering services to help older people feel better physically, better emotionally and better connected.



People having a dip at Ballygalley.

Sarah Mclaughlin, Executive Director of Health Programmes said:


“What a brilliant start to a grey morning, everyone was so enthusiastic despite the drizzle.


"I love getting out for a swim myself, so we joined forces with a couple of the local dipping groups - Baligali Flounders, Ballygally Chilli Dippers and Antrim Chill Dippers, who were up for the challenge to bring others along.


"We had a lovely feelgood morning together raising awareness of our services in the local area and raising a great amount of cash for older people.



People having a dip at Ballygalley.

"We are expanding our services in the area and so we are on the look out for new volunteers to help us in all part of our work from delivering services to fundraising, so if you would like to join with us, get in touch.”


To find out more about volunteering for Agewell contact the Agewell Office on 028 25658604.


To donate visit our website www.meaap.co.uk or social media @meaapni



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