A Movember event organised by students from the Wicklow Further Education Centre has raised €670 for a local boy suffering from cerebral palsy.
Four male students and a male tutor from the centre agreed to grow moustaches for the month of November and shave them off at the end of the month.
Five-year-old Danny Tsan from Wicklow Town is learning to walk and has a two-year window of opportunity to achieve independence in mobility.
Jenni O’ Brien and Ashley Kelly, both students of the Community and Health Services award in the Further Education Centre, decided to organise an event in the centre to raise money towards the cost of Danny’s equipment.
Mai Tsan, Danny’s grandmother was present on the big day along with students and staff of the centre to witness the shaving ceremony.
One of the volunteers, Ian Walsh, even went one step further and allowed a full head of curls to be shaved off on the day! The other volunteers were Stephen Byrne, Emmet Goucher, Paul McWatt and tutor Conor Wickham.
Mai and Danny’s uncle Tyrone were presented with a cheque for €670 on behalf of the Further Education Centre’s students and staff and were overjoyed with the money raised by the centre and expressed their gratitude for the generosity of people in Wicklow Town.