The staff and customers of Shevlins Cabs in Dundalk are holding a Shave or Dye Fundraiser as part of the Today FM campaign to raise funds for the Irish Cancer Society.
The fundraiser will take place in Byrnes of Hill Street this Saturday, 22 February with things kicking off at 7pm.
“This is the first time anyone taking part has ever been involved with a fundraiser like this,” said staff member Ursula Shevlin.
“Rocky Smyth heard it being advertised and got in contact with the organisers.
“He asked would I like to get involved and it all went from there.”
Ursula says that what usually happens in Shave or Dye fundraisers is that the men shave their heads and the women dye theirs so her and Rocky wanted to try and switch that around.
“We currently have twelve people participating and out of that number four women have agreed to shave their head,” said Ursula.
“I’m hoping that on the night more people will get involved and volunteer when they see others taking part.”
Ursula herself is one of the women who will opting to shave her head.
“I’m really nervous and my father isn’t too happy about it but it is for a good cause at the end of the day and that’s what matters.”
Others who will be cutting or dyeing their locks include Ursula Shevlin, Caroline McGee, Susan O’Connor, Siobhan Cheshire, Cillian O’Connor, Rocky Smyth, Martin Smyth, Mark Dempsey and Eimear Twohig.
All the dyeing and shaving will be done by hairdresser Emma Marmion and a few other volunteers who will begin the process at 8.30pm.
“It is going to a great night,” said Ursula, “The people of Dundalk have been very supportive and generous.
“They have donated some great spot prizes for the night and Byrnes pub are also providing finger food on the night.
“Mickey Tuite has also volunteered to DJ so it looks set to be a very enjoyable night.”