Hairy mo­ments in the Bunker help hos­pi­tal

Gorey Guardian - - NEWS -

A spur of the mo­ment de­ci­sion not to get a hair cut for a year, led to a char­ity head and beard shave in the Bunker Bar re­cently, which raised €2,677.50 for the Friends of Gorey Dis­trict Hos­pi­tal. Pro­ceeds of the night were handed over to the Friends re­cently, by some of those in­volved.

The idea for the event was cooked up by Jim Dono­hoe and his friend Mick Doyle, with en­cour­age­ment from pro­pri­etor Jonathan Humphreys. ‘On his birth­day on Oc­to­ber 9, 2016, Jim told me he wouldn’t get his hair cut for a year, and he would do it for char­ity,’ ex­plained Mick. ‘I said I’d cut it for him, and we put a ten­ner each in a jar, and we also got spon­sor­ship cards.’

He said that the cus­tomers from the Bunker were ‘out­stand­ing’ in their sup­port, so much so, that Jim was joined on the sharp end of Mick’s ra­zor by fel­low cus­tomers Ben Weekes, Tom Poole, and Brian Poole, who got their heads shaved, and Kieran Breen and Harry O’Do­herty who got their beards shaved.

Mick said that they were ab­so­lutely de­lighted with the amount raised and thanked spon­sors: Lor­can Byrne In­te­ri­ors; Pet­titt’s Su­per­Valu, Gorey; Heiton Buck­ley, Gorey; and Ark­low Build­ing Sup­plies. Thanks too went to Phil Breen for help­ing or­gan­ise the night; Marie Doyle for the posters; man­age­ment and staff of the Bunker; Lone Star for the mu­sic; all who do­nated; bought raf­fle prizes; and sup­ported the auc­tion for two loads of tim­ber do­nated by Char­lie and Frank Jack­son and a Lor­can Byrne voucher.

Pic­tured in the Bunker Bar were: Front, FGDH chair­per­son Patricia Master­son, Phil Breen and Eileen Stafford, trea­surer. Back, Jim Dono­hoe, pro­pri­etor Jonathan Humphreys, and Mick Doyle.

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