Danny Crowley Christmas Day Swim

The Danny Crowley Christmas Swim goes virtual for 2020!

Dive in on Christmas week to support Cork’s youngest cancer patients.

Every Christmas Day, for the last 8 years, the friends and family of Carrigaline teenager Danny Crowley have gathered on Myrtleville Beach to brave the cold waters of the Atlantic for the annual Danny Crowley Christmas Swim.

The Danny Crowley Christmas Swim has been re-imagined for 2020 in light of the Covid-19 pandemic. The organising committee are calling on people to take a dip in the water anytime, anywhere, from December 17th – 24th.

This year’s virtual swim is easier than ever to get involved in as participants can pick a time and place that suits them on Christmas week. Fundraising pages can be set up online at www.justgiving.com/campaign/DannyCrowleyXmasSwim for family and friends to support or make a one-off donation.

When Danny passed away after a long battle with Leukaemia in 2013, his friends and family set up the Danny Crowley Christmas Swim. This was their way to remember him and at the same time raise funds for the Mercy Kids & Teens Appeal.

Danny’s mom, Majella, is extremely proud of the swim and speaking about the difference these funds can make, Majella said

“The Mercy Paediatric Outreach Oncology Nursing Service (POONS) and the entire team in the Children’s Leukaemia unit provided invaluable support to Daniel and our family when Daniel was undergoing his treatment.  They went the extra mile and we all appreciated the huge difference it made. We want to ensure other families can continue to avail of this service.” 

Set up your Fundraising page here:  www.justgiving.com/campaign/DannyCrowleyXmasSwim.

Make a one-off donation here: https://mercyfundraising.ie/donate-to-danny-crowley-christmas-swim