Close shave for Alan be­fore moun­tain climb

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A BRAVE Bray man has vowed to get rid of some hair and smoothen up for char­ity be­fore at­tempt­ing to climb one the tallest peaks in the world.

Palermo car­pen­ter Alan Kilkenny will be wax­ing his legs, chest and more in a bid to raise much needed funds for the Olive Foun­da­tion, which sup­ports suf­fer­ers of Cys­tic Fi­bro­sis and their fam­i­lies.

The 32-year-old will also shave his head in ex­change for do­na­tions. The big shave-off is to take place in lo­cal pub Katie Gal­laghers on Satur­day April 16.

While most men would be in­tim­i­dated at the thought of los­ing their locks, Alan has put his pride and van­ity aside. 'I want to do as much as I can be­tween now and Septem­ber so my con­tri­bu­tion to the char­ity is as large as it can be,' he said.

Alan has also signed up for a stren­u­ous hike up the Kil­i­man­jaro in Tan­za­nia this Septem­ber.

He has al­ready started train­ing for the moun­tain-climb, which will take him as high as 19,000ft.

Last week­end, Alan climbed Croagh Pa­trick in Co. Mayo for prac­tice, with fel­low fit­ness fa­natic and pro-wrestler Fer­gal De­vitt, as well as other sup­port­ive pals.

To find more in­for­ma­tion on the hike and to do­nate money to­wards any Olive Foun­da­tion event, go to www.olive­foun­da­tion.ie.

Alan Kilkenny is in train­ing for his Kil­i­man­jaro climb.

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