8 December 2016 No Comments by The Northern Standard

A “Movember” initiative by members of the staff at Monaghan Post Office has raised an outstanding €29,282 for the local Crocus cancer support service.

The beards and moustaches cultivated by the participants were ceremonially shaved off at an event in The Squealing Pig last weekend, when the presentation of the proceeds of the venture also took place.

Thanking all those who gave such generous support to the fund-raising project this week, its organisers and participants acknowledged the publicity given the event by photographer Rory Geary and The Northern Standard, and by Northern Sound local radio. R & S Printers were thanked for providing the posters.

Gratitude was also expressed to the committee who organised the Ciaran McPhillips award night in Aghabog which contributed €1,010 to the sum raised; those who donated spot prizes, and the people of Co Monaghan for their generosity. “Without you this total could not be reached,” the participating postmen stated, adding:

“Thank you to Raymond and The Squealing Pig for hosting the event; Stephanie, Philomena and Marie from Cecil’s Hair Salon for shaving us on the night, and Caroline Corrigan for supplying us with Aloe Vera creams for after the shave.

“Thanks to any other person or business who collected money on our behalf – there are too many to list, you all know who you. Thank you to Crocus for their help over the month, they are a wonderful group of ladies who do magnificent work.

“Finally, a massive thank you to the postmen and staff of Monaghan DSU for their time and effort over the month of November/Movember. You are a terrific group.”

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