It’s a big deal, becoming a dad.
And one West Cork man is marking the momentous milestone by changing up his look in aid of an excellent children’s charity.
Artist Dáire Lynch has been growing his elbow-length hair for five years but this summer, he’ll be chopping off the lot to help LauraLynn, Ireland’s Children’s Hospice, which provides specialist palliative and supportive care services for children with life-limiting conditions and their families.
Dáire and his wife Gine welcomed baby Matthew in March:
“Having just become a new father this year, I decided I needed a change-up, so my wife, Gina, suggested donating my hair to Locks of Love by LauraLynn.” Dáire told Yay Cork.
“The hair will be sent to the Little Princess Trust, who make wigs for children while the fundraising on it goes directly to LauraLynn, a children’s hospice.”
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Dáire, whose stunning work includes striking portraits and oil paintings, will also be adding an extra treat for those who donate via his donations page.
“As an additional thank you to the public for donating, I am going to raffle off two portrait vouchers as well.”
All 16 inches of her husband’s gorgeous gruaig will be lopped off by Gina’s capable hands, with Dáire starting dadhood with a short back and sides.
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