Led by Seamus Egan, Managing Director and Eoin Colleran, Head of Safety, colleagues from across the Luas Light Rail operation volunteered to shave or dye their hair or beards (and in some cases both) in a range of eye-catching colors in advance of the Irish Cancer Society’s annual Daffodil Day, which occurs today, Friday 26th March.
The annual challenge, which has raised more than €7.55million for the cancer charity since it started in 2010, sees thousands of people across Ireland shaving or dying their hair to raise funds for the Irish Cancer Society who provide counselling, health advice, and a range of other services for people affected by cancer and their families.
I am delighted to contribute to this year’s Daffodil Day by dying my hair. Cancer is so common and unfortunately most of us, including many of my own colleagues, friends, and family have been affected by it in some way… I feel privileged to be in a position where dying my hair will bring awareness to Daffodil Day and help the Irish Cancer Society raise funds to continue providing their important services to those affected by cancer.
Seamus Egan, Managing Director of Transdev Dublin Light Rail
Colleagues volunteered for the challenge and bleached, colored, or shaved their hair or beards over the weekend of Friday 19th – Sunday 21st March.
Like many charities, the Irish Cancer Society’s fundraising activities have been impacted by COVID-19. Daffodil Day would usually their biggest fundraising event of the year and unfortunately for the second year in a row it has had to move online.
Everyone has been affected by cancer in some way or know someone who has had it, so colleagues were eager to come together to show their support and raise funds for this good cause.
Since Transdev’s donation link was launched, the Dublin team have raised more than €6,500, with a further €5,000 to be donated by Transdev Dublin Light Rail on Daffodil Day.
We thank everyone who has donated so far and particularly our colleagues who are going about their work this week with their eye-catching new hairdos for this good cause.
You can show your support for colleagues who have taken part by making a donation by clicking here.