A 19-year-old Ballyshannon man, Conor Gallagher, shaved off his long and treasured locks in aid of the Irish Heart Foundation recently and raised a magnificent €4,143 in the popular the Surfer’s Bar in the Sandhouse Hotel in Rossnowlagh.
Speaking to the Donegal Democrat at the presentation of the cheque, David Muldoon, regional fundraiser with the Irish Heart Foundation said, “Conor has done a fantastic job of organising this event and has raised an enormous amount of money.
“I want to say thank you to all involved, especially Conor and the 20 others who had their heads shaved or dyed. The money raised will be put towards a heart attack awareness campaign we will be running later this year so Conor and his friends will know their money will be going towards saving lives,” he said.
The Irish Heart Foundation is the national charity fighting heart disease and stroke. Together, heart disease and stroke claim more lives in Ireland than any other cause of death.
Nearly 10,000 lives are lost to the country’s biggest killer (cardiovascular disease) each year more than from cancer, suicide and road deaths combined.
Anyone worried about heart or stroke problems can talk to an Irish Heart Foundation nurse in confidence on our Heart & Stroke Helpline Locall 1890 432 787. (Mon-Fri, 10am-5pm).
The helpline is entirely funded by public donations.