Shave or Dye for local Clontarf boys
Yesterday, five local boys - Luke Marren, Niall Coy, Liam Moloughney, Caolbhadh McCarthy, aged 12, and Matthew Barrett, aged 11, from Clontarf, bravely took part in Today FM's Shave or Dye annual charity drive to benefit the Irish Cancer Society.
'The Egg Heads' - their chosen team name, pictured below, chose to shave their hair off to raise funds for the Irish Cancer Society, and to show their support for the many thousands of people who are going through, or have gone though, cancer treatment themselves.
They took the plunge at Mark Stevens Barber Shop, on the Clontarf Road, and our team was there to capture the moment!
A huge well done to Luke, Niall, Liam, Caolbhadh and Matthew, from everyone at loveclontarf.ie, for taking part, and a huge thanks to Mark Stevens for supporting the cause by shaving the boys heads for free!
Please support 'The Egg Heads' by donating generously.
For donations: Account Name - The Egg Heads. Sort Code 932078. Account Number 36259001
Before 'The Big Shave'
Half way through 'The Big Shave', the boys with their barber, Mark Stevens.
Result! The boys after 'The Big Shave'.
Photo credits to Paul Redmond of Web Together
What is Shave or Dye?
Each year, thousands of listeners get their friends and family to sponsor them to shave or dye their hair in the name of a great cause, with Today FM staff and presenters doing likewise. Since it began in 2010 Today FM's Shave or Dye has raised over €4.5 Million for the Irish Cancer Society thanks to the generosity and spirit of the Irish public.
You can shave or dye your hair whenever it suits you best. You may want to raise a certain amount of sponsorship before hitting the hairdressers or maybe you'd like to do it on a big anniversary or birthday. Whatever date you choose is fine by us, but they would ask that you send any sponsorship money into the Irish Cancer Society by the end of April.
Cancer affects 1 in 3 people in Ireland. The latest data from the National Cancer Registry of Ireland indicates that there were over 29,000 new cases of cancer diagnosed in 2010 and this figure is estimated to rise to 43,000 by the year 2020.
The Irish Cancer Society is the largest voluntary funder of cancer research in Ireland, and invested more than €3.3 million in cancer research in 2012. Research funded by the Society has led to major advances in cancer research and more than 650 important research findings have been discovered. With your support in 2013 we will continue to make such advancements.
If you are concerned about or affected by cancer, please call the National Cancer Helpline on Freefone 1800 200 700 for advice, support and information.
For detailed information on where Today FM Shave or Dye funds go, click here.
If you would like to raise money for the Irish Cancer Society by taking part in Today FM's Shave or Dye 2013, click here to find out how to get involved.