Hirsute heroes help Health Link Bus
THE first two weeks of growing a moustache are the most difficult, or so it was said by the group who gathered to surrender their moustaches to the clippers on Saturday night.
Organised by David Russell Construction, a group of over 30 men joined the West Kerry Movember challenge, topped off with a public shearing in Quinn’s pub, Ventry, on Saturday night to raise funds for the Kerry Cork Health Link Bus. David Russell was well-pleased with the support gathered both through the number of people who took part and the amount of money donated to support the health link bus service.
The Kerry Cork Health Link bus provides a vital service for Kerry poeple undergoing treatment in Cork. Laurence Courtney took the bus to Cork when receiving treatment and happily joined the Movember challenge, personally gathering €1,200 for the cause.
Over €8,000 was raised through a combination of facebook fundraising, cash donations and ticket sales for the draw held on Saturday night in Quinn’s and run by Fear a tí Muiris Ó Fiannachta.
In the main the Movembers were happy to say goodbye to their whiskers.
Brenda Byrne takes the shears to David Russell’s moustache and (right) Micheál O’Dowd gives his dad, Denis’s, ‘’ moustache a tweak before it was shaved off in Quinn’s pub, Ventry, on Saturday night to raise funds for the Kerry-Cork Health Link Bus.