Well-known local photographer Michelle Ghee and Stage Manager at Backstage Theatre, Sean Mulroy, recently made their contribution to Today FM’s ‘Shave or Dye’ campaign, which raises funds for the Irish Cancer Society.
On Saturday April 20th, following a sold-out performance by St. Mel’s Musical Society, Sean had his head shaved in Slashers’ Bar, raising over €300. On Tuesday April 23rd, Michelle had her hair dyed shocking red, while Sean’s pride and joy – his 100mm Ming beard – was dyed with the same shade. Through a number of initiatives including Facebook and the mycharity.ie website, the pair have raised €3,260 to date, a figure far outstripping their original goal of €1,000. With donations still coming in, the final banked total is anyone’s guess.
The Irish Cancer Society is a cause close to the hearts of both Michelle and Sean. They took part in the ‘Shave or Dye’ fund-raising campaign in memory of much-loved family and friends.
Michelle and Sean are “indebted” to Geraldine from Enchanted Hair Salon, Cullyfad, Gerry Fox of Slashers’ Bar, John Kelly, Doug Fox Roberts, St. Mel’s Musical Society, Backstage Theatre, the staff of Cameron Ireland Ltd, Longford I.C.A, Shaw’s Garage, and those involved with dying, shaving, sweeping, MC-ing, donating and “generally putting up with the madness for a very worthy cause”. Michelle and Sean would like to thank everyone for all their help and generosity.