Hir­sute he­roes help Health Link Bus

The Kerryman (South Kerry Edition) - - COMMUNITY NEWS -

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.

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