Marilyn’s Mater Paddle
comes to Bray this August Bank Holiday Sunday

Lights, camera, paddle! The Mater Hospital Foundation is calling on the public to set their inner Marilyn free in Bray, Co. Wicklow for a special paddle this August Bank Holiday Sunday.

The Foundation has today announced the launch of its inaugural ‘Marilyn’s Mater Paddle’ with the help of Ambassador Grace Mongey Gernon, lifestyle and beauty influencer.

Keilidh Cashell, make-up artist and creator of KASH Beauty, and Carly Mahady, ‘podcast princess’, influencer and breast cancer survivor at 25, have also joined the cast as a Marilyn’s Mater Paddle Ambassadors for what is set to be the most glamorous event of the summer.

The event is set to take place on the Bray South Promenade Beach on Sunday, 4th August. The event promises to be the largest gathering of Marilyn lookalikes Ireland has ever seen, with proceeds raised from ticket sales and fundraising going to support women’s cancer care at the Mater Public Hospital.

Get ready to channel your inner 1950s Hollywood icon and join people from all over the country in this fun-filled event. Participants will gather on Bray South Promenade Beach, transforming into a stunning sea of Marilyns. Whether you choose to dip your toes in the sea or simply enjoy the event on the beach, Marilyn’s Mater Paddle promises to be a memorable celebration of glamour and fun. Will you ‘boop boop be do’ it for women’s cancer care?

After the paddle and ‘Marilyn Mixer’ post-paddle gathering, stay and enjoy everything Bray has to offer, from the funfair to the holiday atmosphere. Each guy or gal who signs up will receive a fabulous pack including a blonde bombshell wig, retro red heart-shaped glasses and a beach-ball. Don some glamorous red lipstick and a retro swimsuit or 1950s swing dress to complete the look!

The funds raised from Marilyn’s Mater Paddle will go to support women’s cancer care in the Mater Public Hospital. Generous support has helped fund vital projects such as a new mammogram and a state-of-the-art PET/CT scanner. Funds raised at this this new event will ensure that the Mater Hospital Foundation can continue to put funds to work in the hospital where they are needed most to support women on their cancer journey.

Launching Marilyn’s Mater Paddle, Mary Moorhead, Chief Executive of the Mater Hospital Foundation says, “The Marilyn’s Mater Paddle not only promises a unique day of glamour and glitz but will also make a real difference to the lives of women who come to the Mater Hospital for cancer treatment. The funds raised will enable us to continue to be there for women diagnosed with cancer, offering hope and support to our patients during their most challenging time.”

This event is open to adults of all ages and genders. Everyone has an inner Marilyn waiting to shine! To register, simply click here and buy your ticket to the event of the season today!

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