Cork paramedics have put their heads together to raise as much funds as possible for four different charities during Covid-19.
The four paramedics with Millstreet Ambulance Service in North Cork will say goodbye to their locks and ‘Brave the Shave’ in aid of their chosen charities.
Pat Larkin, Peter Madarasz, Pádraig Healy and Domhnall Mac Aodha will shave their heads to raise awareness and funds for The Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind, Marymount Hospice, Cork Penny Dinners and Crumlin Children's Hospital.
The paramedics nominated one charity each that is close to their hearts and the funds raised will be split equally among all four chosen charities.
In a bid to create a “little bit of goodwill, positivity and fun” during the crisis, the frontline workers said they have a lot to be thankful for and wanted to give back to those most in need during the current pandemic.
Pat, Peter, Pádraig and Domhnall plan to ‘Brave the Shave’ on Wednesday, May 6 at the Millstreet Ambulance base.
The dedicated GoFundMe page has surpassed its fundraising target of €4,000 with a total of €5,115 raised to date.
In a video post to the GoFundMe page, Pat Larkin said: “We’re delighted with the response so far, it’s been absolutely phenomenal. Thanks a million for your well wishes, thanks a million for your donations. People have been stopping us telling us how great it is.
“This is all in aid of four great charities, we’ve surpassed our target but we want to drive it on for another week and see if we can raise as much money as we can for these four brilliant charities.
“The hair is gone a bit mad, it needs to be cut but we’re going to do another few days and the 6th of May is the date, so if you thought about donating go on and give us a few quid and if you can pass it on and share it on Twitter or Instagram that would be great too.”
Pádraig Healy said that all four were “blown away” by the response to their fundraising efforts and thanked people for their support.
To donate to the worthy cause visit www.gofundme.com/f/millstreet-ambulance-base-brave-the-shave