FAQS - Dip In for LauraLynn

Would you Dip In for LauraLynn on Sunday, December 18th and help raise funds for children with life-limiting conditions and their families? 

It’s an icy challenge, but it’ll help LauraLynn provide vital care, while keeping you healthy too! 

By joining the Dip In for LauraLynn Challenge, you’ll be making an incredible difference to the lives of the children in our care.  

If you haven’t registered for your ‘Dip In for LauraLynn’ Santa Hat yet, you can do so here: https://www.lauralynn.ie/dip-in

Any questions? Take a look at the FAQs below, or email Liz on challenges@lauralynn.ie 

We’re suggesting this date so people across Ireland can dip together however if this date doesn’t suit feel free to choose one that does.

Of course – that would be fantastic! In fact, we recommend dipping with your friends and family. Make sure you have someone to hold your things and take photos too! We’d love you to share them in our Facebook Group.

As part of this challenge, you will be asked to set up a Dip In for LauraLynn fundraising page where you can post photos of your dip. These pages are linked to LauraLynn and we’ll be able to see your progress. 

Visit our fundraising page and wait for the pop-up to set up a page. It takes seconds. 

If you haven’t done so already you can register for a fundraising pack here.

You should receive your fundraising pack with your free Blue Santa Hat before December 18th. You can check that your name and address are on the list for packs at any time by emailing challenges@lauralynn.ie. Just as an FYI, packs are being delivered by An Post who are experiencing severe delays at the moment so if your pack takes a little longer than usual please don’t worry. The closing date to register is Monday, December 12th, in order to receive a pack by December 18th.

A special Blue LauraLynn Santa Hat and a beautiful letter from Liz, our Fundraising Executive.

Facebook Fundraisers are the easiest way for you to fundraise. It makes fundraising from home simple! The funds raised are lodged directly into our bank account and there are no fees involved. 

If you prefer to raise funds through iDonate, here’s the link: www.idonate.ie/event/dipinforlauralynn2022  

Alternatively, you can request a sponsorship card here: Sponsorship Cards

Unfortunately we can’t issue refunds through Facebook but people can request a refund themselves from Facebook by following the below steps: 

Send them this link: https://www.facebook.com/help/contact/162031714239823 

Select - I donated to a fundraiser on Facebook 
Select - I want a refund for my donation(s) 
Select - I made a donation by accident and request the refund. 

If someone not on Facebook wants to donate, they should still be able to do so. Share the direct link of your fundraiser with them and they can enter their details. Alternatively, there are 2 other options for them to support your fundraiser.  

  1. They can give you the cash or transfer you the funds (via Revolut, PayPalMe, Online Banking etc) and you can add the donation to your fundraiser yourself.  

  2. The can donate directly to LauraLynn via www.lauralynn.ie/donate If they do this please ask them to put your name and “Dip In for LauraLynn” in the message box so funds can be allocated correctly. 

You can set up a fundraising page with iDonate.

You choose the amount you hope to raise, we appreciate any support you can offer. 

You can absolutely! If you would like to know more about getting your workplace involved in this challenge, email Ronan or Claire at corporate@lauralynn.ie.  

Yes! You can wear togs, bikini, wetsuit, Santa Suit...whatever you wish! 

For this event, we are posting our special blue LauraLynn Christmas hats to wear on the day! 

Yes, as long as they are supervised with a parent/guardian. And please refer to our safety tips below. 

  • Make sure it’s safe to dip on the day, keep an eye on the weather and local guidelines! We’ll also post updates in the Facebook Group.  
  • Bring someone with you. Why not get gather a group of friends or family and dip together.  
  • Don’t forget to have someone take a photo/video of you for proof and post to the Facebook Group or use #DipInforLauraLynn
  • Get into the water slowly and don’t stay in for too long. It’s a Dip for LauraLynn not a long-distance swim!  
  • No doubt you’ll be cold after your dip so make sure to bring an extra layer to slip into after, maybe even a hat, gloves and thick wooly socks!  
  • A good way to warm up can be to sip on a hot drink, so why not bring a flask of tea or coffee with you to enjoy after your dip. Maybe even bring a hot water bottle!