Louise Hart of College Park, Longford, took the brave step of dying her hair shocking pink last weekend at Grafters hair salon in the town centre. An employee of Bank of America, Carrick on Shannon, Louise is hoping that her ‘new look’ will help raise €3,000 for the Irish Cancer Society.
The funraising initiative is part of an overall national fundraiser organised by Today FM called ‘Shave or Dye...Your Hair’. All funds raised go to the Irish Cancer Society. Louise, who is mother to Sinead (17), signed up to the Today FM fundraiser for personal reasons.
“I lost a friend to cancer 11 years ago and I always wanted to do something. I don’t think there’s anyone I know who hasn’t been affected by cancer,” she said, speaking to the Leader. “I’m hoping to collect around €3,000 but really I’m looking for as much as possible.”
Prior to her dramatic transition to shocking pink, Louise previously had shoulder length blonde hair. She says however that she was more than happy to say ‘goodbye’ to her old look to support this worthwhile cause.
The fundraiser is organised through the Ray D’arcy Show on Today FM. If you are interested in supporting Louise’s fundraising efforts, then check out her website at: www.mycharity.ie/event/louise_pink_hair