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Volunteer Aine O’Keeffe to shave off hair in aid of Rape Crisis Midwest

This event will be open to the public to attend but for anyone who cannot make it and still wishes to support Aine O’ Keeffe, they can donate online at her Everyday Hero fundraising page, which is linked below.

Volunteer Aine O’Keeffe to shave off hair in aid of Rape Crisis Midwest

Rape Crisis Midwest volunteer, Aine O’Keeffe, plans to shave off her beautiful 25-inch locks on July 14th at 6 pm in the Kasbah Social Club (Dock Road, Limerick) in aid of the centre. Aine has decided to shave her hair off in order to promote awareness about the services Rape Crisis Midwest provides to all survivors of sexual violence and to raise vital funds which will help them continue providing these services.

Áine is also hoping to recruit other members of the public to embark on this journey with her. Anyone who wishes to join Áine in shaving their head for this worthy cause would be very welcome to do so and can contact Rape Crisis Midwest on [email protected] to express their interest (before Friday, June 29 please).

Ms. O’Keeffe is feeling hopeful that she will raise awareness and much-needed funds for the centre saying, “I’m hoping like many others who have fundraised in the past for Rape Crisis Midwest to raise funds and awareness for the wonderful support provided by the service for both female and male victims of sexual abuse and rape.  Public donations are crucial and allow Rape Crisis Midwest to keep their doors open and continue supporting all survivors of sexual violence.”

Áine will donate her hair to the little princess trust who make wigs free of charge for children and young adults who have lost their hair due to cancer treatment and other alopecia-inducing illnesses.

This event will be open to the public to attend but for anyone who cannot make it and still wishes to support Áine, they can donate online at her Everyday Hero fundraising page, which is linked below.

Rape Crisis Midwest opened its doors in Limerick in 1980 and since then has grown, opening two outreach centres in Ennis and Nenagh.  The centre provides a wide range of free support services to all survivors of sexual violence including counselling and court/SATU accompaniment, as well as offering free training and educational programmes to local schools, colleges, and businesses.

 

For more stories about Rape Crisis Midwest click here

To make an online donation click here

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