I work at 1in4 and have been really impressed with this great organisation. Money raised through fund-raising means we can subsidise therapy for people who desperately need it, and also continue the preventative work which is so important in working towards ending child sexual abuse in Ireland.
I live near Thomastown in Kilkenny, where there is a wonderful natural swimming pool fed from the River Nore. There is also a group of brave swimmers who swim there throughout the year. This year is my first of swimming throughout the year, so this is a personal challenge for me also.
I hope to get a few people to have a cold dip between 11am and 12pm on Christmas day, to raise funds for 1in4 and to really deserve their Christmas dinners afterwards!

Rachel Wright