It’s all going to be okay. I can feel it. And I have now written 100 posts for this blog!
So guess what? On Christmas Day, Galway broke the world record for most people swimming in the ocean whilst wearing Santa hats. A total of 1,066 brave souls went into the water at Blackrock in Salthill. I was not one of them.
I did, however, carry a collection bucket for COPE, the charity that organized the event. COPE Galway works with the homeless, provides assistance for those suffering domestic violence, and runs the community catering programme in Galway County (sort of like Meals on Wheels).
COPE raised €34,000 at the Christmas Day event! I’m certain about half of that sum was in my bucket, in the form of heavy €2 coins. I couldn’t bend my elbows the next day.
Seriously, though… well done, Galway!