Hair today, gone tomorrow. Murray's close shave Event:Head Shave
Date: 07-12-2008

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Money raised off-line: €2,958.50
Money raised on-line: €375.00

My Personal Message


Thanks for visiting my personal fundraising page. The Irish Cancer Society is a very worthy cause and I would very much appreciate your support in helping me to raise funds for this charity. I chose to collect for cancer because we all know someone who's been effected by cancer in some way. Someone close to me is undergoing treatment for thyroid cancer at the moment so the more we all donate, the more supports will be available for her and others in a similar situation.

My hair will be donated to Locks Of Love, which is a public non-profit organization that provides hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children in the United States and Canada under age 18 suffering from long-term medical hair loss from any diagnosis. Most of the children helped by Locks of Love have lost their hair due to a medical condition called alopecia areata, which has no known cause or cure. The prostheses they provide help to restore the kids' self-esteem and confidence, enabling them to face the world and their peers. So not only will your sponsorship make a huge difference to cancer sufferers in Ireland but my hair will be doing some good too.

The whole thing went down in An Crúiscín Lán on Sunday Dec 7th. It was a great night with music from Five Will Die, Big Red and Hair Of The Dog. All proceeds from the gig were added to the sponsorship money and Five Will Die donated all the profits from their album sales on the night.

Please read a few words about the charity that I have chosen to support below. You can donate using the "sponsor me now" button below via credit or debit card. You can be assured that your transaction on the website is very secure. You will automatically receive an e-mail from me thanking you for your support, and acknowledging the amount of your donation. Any donation no matter how small is hugely appreciated.

Many thanks in advance for your support,

Irish Cancer Society

The Irish Cancer Society is the national charity dedicated to preventing cancer, saving lives from cancer and improving the quality of life of those living with cancer through patient care, research and education.

The Society is financed entirely by voluntary contributions from the public and receives no government funding. We rely on thousands of dedicated volunteers from around the country to help with our fundraising activities. We are the largest voluntary funders of Cancer Research in Ireland, and we also provide support and nursing care for people at every step of their cancer journey.

Help us continue to deliver our much needed services throughout Ireland. To see a full list of our upcoming events, please see click here ( and get involved! If you are setting up a fundraising page on, please register your event with us first so that we can provide you with fundraising materials and assist you with your fundraising. Contact us at CallSave 1850 60 60 60 or email Thank you for joining us in the fight against cancer.

My Online Sponsors to Date

Name Date Type Amount Comment
Anonymous 29-01-2009 Donation €40.00 From Eastview - must be getting long again already!
gemma holohan 17-12-2008 Donation €20.00 best of luck with the fundraising x
Anonymous 09-12-2008 Donation €30.00 you look much better without the hair!
Anonymous 07-12-2008 Donation €10.00 Great Cause. Brave Man.
Jim Fitzgerald 04-12-2008 Donation €50.00 Go for it.
Anonymous 03-12-2008 Donation €100.00 There goes the growl!
Anonymous 01-12-2008 Donation €20.00 i'm sure we'll find you a suitable hat! cold cold cold.
Johnny Lawlor 27-11-2008 Donation €10.00 I assume this includes your genitals?!
Anthony Ring 24-11-2008 Donation €25.00 Fair play Alan.Sure talk to you soon.
Sarah Joyce 30-10-2008 Donation €70.00 cancer effects us all no matter what age, my 3 kids asked me to include their months pocket money