They say there’s nothing manlier than facial hair and no matter how much we advance in the equality of the sexes, growing a thick beard is something that only a Man will be able to do! I imagine you have all heard of the rock band called ZZ Top? Even if you have not heard about the American rock legends they are one of the most distinctive bands in the world and are iconic figures famous for growing chest-length beards. You may have noticed that there are a few hairy looking chaps around the village because they haven’t shaved for the past four weeks and they will be getting their mighty whiskers shaved this weekend all in the name of charity (okay, I admit the beards are nothing like ZZ Top’s but still very impressive).
It all takes place this Saturday night, 19th October, in the Maple Bar and the idea started with all-time great Anthony “Tayto” Tate who will be celebrating his 40th birthday this weekend. Along with celebrating the big FOUR ZERO Anthony wanted to do something worthwhile and decided to hold a sponsored beard shave with all proceeds being donated towards two charities, namely the Irish Heart Foundation and the Cootehill Community Cancer Support Group. Anthony along with, three other brave men, Dwayne Rooney, Martin Carroll and Aidan Sheridan will be going under the razor and will have a nice clean-shaven look for the party.
Anthony has decided that instead of receiving presents or birthday gifts he would really appreciate it if you would consider making a donation at the door with all proceeds in aid of the two charities The Irish Heart Foundation and Cootehill Community Cancer Support Group. Personally, I think this is a wonderful idea and a really nice gesture by Anthony and his family so please support the lads. They each have sponsored cards and you will also see sponsored cards in local shops and pubs and they would deeply appreciate your support and donations.