MILTOWN MALBAY’s June Curtin has been named as Clare’s Most Inspirational Person at this year’s Gala Retail Inspiration Awards with Virgin Media.
June’s extensive and inspirational work in the mental health and charity sectors within the local community earned her the title at the awards which were established four years ago. Sponsors Gala Retail gifted each county winner with a €1,000 in Ireland Hotel vouchers.

Snámhai Sásta founder June is now gearing up for her Splash for Success campaign to raise €100,000 for Mid West Simon Community’s Activation and Community Engagement programme.

She is to undertake 63 cold dips, swimming three times a day from December 1st to December 21st to support people experiencing homelessness to find/return to work or education.

Building on her success over the last 2 years, June has stepped up her efforts this year by committing to raise €100,000. She will be taking on the challenge of completing 3 swims a Day, throughout December starting on December 1st to the 21st of December and committing to swimming a total of 63 times. She will swim at 9.15am, 1.15pm and 4.15pm at Spanish Point beach.

“Getting into the sea once a day in December is no mean feat, never mind getting in 3 times a day. The benefits of sea swimming are huge both mentally and physically. There are times in life when we could use a little help, and there are times we are given the chance to be that help for someone else. It really doesn’t matter where you are right now, what matters is that we are stronger together and taking a hand is just as important as offering one. Nobody escapes troubled water in life and we can all do our bit to help someone,” June said.

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