Hair this morning, gone this evening! Peter Tully, Jimmy Galligan, Paul Kelly, Frank Walls, Tom Maguire, Matty Lynch and Willie Gogan rock their new looks following their fundraising head shave on Tuesday evening in the Market Square. Photo: Lorraine Teevan

We lost our hair in the Market Square!

Charity Fundraiser

Over €27K raised so far for three cancer charities

More than €27,000 has so far been raised by a group of big-hearted men who undertook a head and beard shave to raise funds for three local cancer charities.

The money will be split three ways between Cavan Monaghan Palliative Care, St Christopher's Hospice, Cavan and Cancer Support Services.

The head and beard shaves took place in the Market Square in Cavan Town yesterday evening (Tuesday) and well-known barber, Lorraine O'Neill, was on hand with her clippers to neatly and deftly remove the hair from all the heads in rapid succession.

Paddy Sheanon added some light hearted banter as commentator for the charity event. Friends and family and members of the public were on hand to applaud the fine gesture by these men.

Jimmy O'Donnell was present on behalf of the Cavan Monaghan Palliative Care; while Jim Lalor and Paddy Grogan represented St Christopher's Hospice.

“We only started the fundraising four weeks ago and the amount raised to date is well beyond our wildest dreams. People even came into today with €50 and €100 notes and cheques. The generosity of people has just been incredible,” said organiser and participant Tom Maguire.

“Every family has been touched by cancer and people respond generously as a result of their experiences,” he added.

Those who joined Tom in the fundraiser were Jimmy Galligan, Frank Walls, Paul Kelly, Peter Tully, Mattie Lynch and Willie Gogan.

“This is my first experience of doing this type of thing and I have really learned how amazingly generous people out there are in response to worthy causes,” said Tom.

On behalf of the men, he thanked all those who donated and supported the fundraiser.

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